Texas BP Agents Seize $1.5 Million In Drugs Over Four Day Period
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents stationed in the Rio Grande Valley Sector made multiple drug seizures over the last four days that amounted to $1.5 million worth of drugs, according to a press release.
“Even with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, human smugglers continue to try these brazen attempts with zero regard for the lives they endanger nor to the health of the citizens of our great nation,” CBP said in a statement. “The U.S. Border Patrol agents of the Rio Grande Valley Sector will continue to safeguard the nation and community against these criminal elements.”
The first interception occurred on Friday night, when agents stopped a vehicle in Garceno, Texas. The driver pulled over, exited his car, and fled from the scene. The agents found “several bundles of marijuana” valued at over $207,000.
Later that evening, agents in La Rosita, Texas stopped another vehicle and seized 432 pounds of marijuana worth over $345K.
On Monday, Agents in Falfurrias, Texas found 13 pounds of cocaine worth over $417K in an unclaimed suitcase.
Later that day, agents in Los Ebanos, Texas discovered 170 pounds of marijuana valued at $136K in a known smuggling location. Only minutes later, Rio Grande City agents spotted smugglers attempting to bring in bundles of marijuana, but after they were spotted, the smugglers dropped the drugs and fled to Mexico. After searching the area, agents found 344 pounds of marijuana valued at over $275K.
In two other incidents that day, agents seized 100 pounds of marijuana in two separate incidents worth over $80K.