US flag Official website of the Department of Homeland Security

Archived Content

In an effort to keep CBP.gov current, the archive contains content from a previous administration or is otherwise outdated.

Rio Grande Valley Office of Air and Marine, Border Patrol Net Nearly 700 Pounds of Marijuana

Release Date: 
January 9, 2015

ROMA, Texas – Agents from the Office of Air and Marine and Border Patrol confiscated almost 700 pounds of marijuana late Wednesday evening during a joint operation.

Marijuana and vehicle siezed by Agents

Marijuana and vehicle siezed by Agents

Agents assigned to the Rio Grande City Station were contacted by Air Interdiction agents aboard an Office of Air and Marine helicopter advising them that they had seen multiple people loading bundles of marijuana into a Ford Explorer.

The OAM agents provided surveillance until the vehicle arrived at a residence near Roma, at which time they relayed the location to Border Patrol agents on the ground. Agents and troopers from the Texas Department of Public Safety arrived at the scene, arrested one subject, seized the vehicle and confiscated the marijuana, which has an estimated value of nearly $550,000.   

To report suspicious activity, call the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector’s toll-free telephone number at 800-863-9382.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017