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.
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.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.