Edinburg, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents of the Rio Grande Valley Sector seized nearly 12,000 pounds of marijuana within a 48-hour period.
Agents seized almost six tons of marijuana throughout the Sector on Tuesday and Wednesday. The seizures occurred from Brownsville to Rio Grande City and north to the Falfurrias and Kingsville Border Patrol Checkpoints. The seizures were all unrelated.
The seizures total more than 11,800 pounds and have an estimated street value of nearly $9.5 million. The Drug Enforcement Administration assumed custody of all apprehended individuals and narcotics.
To report suspicious activity, contact the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sectors' 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.