EDINBURG, TEXAS – U.S. Border Patrol Agents from the Rio Grande City Station confiscated more than $900,000 worth of marijuana during several seizures.
In the largest of the three seizures, Border Patrol Agents observed several subjects carrying several large bundles of marijuana near Salineño, Texas. As the agents approached, the subjects dropped the bundles and scattered towards the Rio Grande. After an immediate search of the area, a total of 38 bundles were discovered weighing more than 570 pounds. The narcotics were transported to the Rio Grande City, Texas Border Patrol Station for processing and final disposition.
To report suspicious activity, call the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector’s toll-free telephone number at 1-800-863-9382.
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.