EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents seized $5.1 million worth of marijuana over this past weekend during several incidents.
The largest seizure occurred Friday morning when agents assigned to the Falfurrias Station arrested a woman attempting to smuggle nearly 3,500 pounds of marijuana with an estimated value of more than $2.7 million through the checkpoint. Agents referred the woman, who is a United States citizen, to the secondary inspection area after a K-9 alerted to the tractor-trailer she was driving. Agents searched the trailer and discovered 134 bundles of marijuana. The case is currently under investigation.
Several additional seizures brought the total amount of marijuana confiscated over the weekend to more than 6,400 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.