Rio Grande City Station Border Patrol Agents were patrolling near Escobares, Texas when they observed a suspicious vehicle. Shortly after, agents located the vehicle abandoned, a 1999 Ford Explorer. A search of the vehicle revealed 28 bricks of narcotics. Agents transported the narcotic to the Rio Grande City Station for processing. The 630 pounds of marijuana is worth an estimated $504,000.
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.