Texas Border Business
EDINBURG, Texas – Agents seize over 800 pounds of marijuana in two days.
On Saturday, Rio Grande City Station agents working near Garceno, Texas, received information on several subjects carrying large bundles of suspected narcotics. As agents moved into the area, they encountered an abandoned pickup truck loaded with bundles of marijuana. Agents also discovered a damaged gate that was struck by the load vehicle. Agents seized seven bundles of marijuana, weighing more than 459 pounds, worth an estimated $367K.
Sunday morning, Weslaco Station agents working in Pharr, Texas observed four subjects carrying bundles of suspected narcotics. Agents were able to apprehend one subject and three bundles of marijuana. The three remaining suspects fled into Mexico. The total weight of the bundles was 138 pounds, worth an estimated $110k. The suspected smuggler was processed accordingly.
Later that evening, Harlingen Station agents working near Bluetown, Texas, apprehended four suspected drug smugglers. The subjects were encountered in the brush near four bundles of marijuana. The agents discovered the group after tracking their foot sign from the Rio Grande. The bundles weighed 207 pounds and have an approximate value of $165k. Agents processed the subjects accordingly.
The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and report suspicious activity at 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.