Texas Border Business
EDINBURG, Texas – Rio Grande City station Border Patrol agents seize more than 750 pounds of marijuana in two separate incidents.
Friday morning, Rio Grande City agents on foot patrol near Garciasville, Texas, observed several shoe prints traveling north from the Rio Grande. As agents followed the prints, they discovered more than 340 pounds of marijuana hidden in the brush. The contraband is valued at over $275K. Agents searched for the smugglers to no avail.
The following night, agents working near La Grulla, Texas, discovered footprints crossing a road near the Rio Grande heading into the brush. Agents followed the prints and discovered more than 410 pounds of marijuana. The marijuana has a value of nearly $331K. A search for the smugglers yielded negative results.
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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.