Edinburg, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents of the Rio Grande Valley Sector seized nearly 23,000 pounds of marijuana valued at approximately $18 million during a four day period ending Monday.
The Falfurrias Station had the most significant seizures with close to 12,000 pounds of marijuana seized during several events.
In other seizures, agents assigned to the McAllen Station confiscated more than 7,000 pounds of marijuana during multiple but unrelated incidents.
Several arrests were made during the seizures which totaled more than 11 tons and spanned across the Rio Grande Valley from Brownsville to Rio Grande City and north to the Falfurrias and Sarita Checkpoints.
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.