EDINBURG, Texas — Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents seized more than $6.3 million in marijuana over this past weekend.
The most significant seizure occurred Saturday at approximately 3 p.m. when agents assigned to the Rio Grande City Station were advised of possible illegal activity near Chapeño. Agents responded to the area and found an abandoned van with more than 1,300 pounds of marijuana inside.
Several additional seizures throughout the sector brought the total amount of marijuana confiscated from Friday through Sunday to nearly 8,000 pounds.
The Rio Grande Valley Sector is part of the South Texas Corridor, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations. To report suspicious activity, call the 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.