EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents seized $3.5 million worth of marijuana over this past weekend.
The largest seizure occurred Friday night near Rio Grande City. Agents received information regarding a possible narcotics smuggling attempt near Garceno, TX. As agents responded, they observed a black Ford Crown Victoria leaving the area at a high rate of speed. When the driver noticed the agents, he made an abrupt U-turn and headed south toward the Rio Grande. Upon reaching the river, the driver exited the vehicle and fled on foot, leaving behind more than 660 pounds of marijuana. The vehicle and marijuana were turned over to the HIDTA task force for processing and storage.
Several additional seizures brought the total amount of marijuana confiscated over the weekend to more than 4,400 pounds.
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.