Del Rio, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Uvalde Station seized more than 200 pounds of marijuana, valued at more than $170,000, on Monday.
Early Monday morning, agents observing traffic near Uvalde noticed two suspicious vehicles traveling in tandem on FM 1025 (Farm-to-Market road). Agents performed vehicle stops on the two vehicles, a black Nissan and a white Suburban. As agents approached the Nissan, the driver bailed out of the vehicle and fled on foot. The car was found to contain several large duffle bags loaded with bricks of marijuana.
The driver of the Suburban was arrested for possession of a personal amount of marijuana. Record checks revealed that the passenger had an outstanding warrant for a felony assault out of Austin. Both subjects were arrested and taken into custody. The vehicles were seized and the contraband 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.