Del Rio, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Del Rio Sector seized more than $1 million worth of drugs over the past week.
The most noteworthy case involved the seizure of 342.5 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated value of $274,000. Around midnight on August 22nd, Eagle Pass North Station agents stopped a 2008 Chevy HHR loaded with burlap sacks, north of Eagle Pass. After stopping the vehicle, the agents discovered the burlap sacks were loaded with marijuana.
The suspects and contraband seized in each case were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
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.