Border Patrol seizes over $220K in narcotics

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Texas Border Business

EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents disrupted two narcotic smuggling attempts in the Rio Grande Valley.

On Wednesday, Fort Brown agents observed two subjects carrying bundles of suspected narcotics near Brownsville, Texas. Agents apprehended two Mexican nationals and seized two bundles of marijuana weighing over 96 pounds. The marijuana has an estimated worth of $77K. Later, record checks revealed, that one of the subjects is a convicted sex offender out of Abilene, Texas. Both subjects will be processed accordingly.

On Thursday, Brownsville agents encountered a group of men traveling north from the Rio Grande. Responding agents apprehended five subjects. It was determined that the subjects were foreign nationals from Mexico and El Salvador. During a search of the surrounding area, five bundles of marijuana were seized weighing over 182 pounds, worth an estimated $145K.

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.

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