ESCOBARES, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector seized more than 680 pounds of marijuana Tuesday night.
The seizure occurred when Rio Grande City agents observed numerous individuals moving north from the Rio Grande carrying bundles of narcotics. When the agents identified themselves, the smugglers dropped the bundles and fled south back to Mexico. After a thorough search of the area, agents seized 10 bundles of marijuana worth an estimated $540,000.
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.