EDINBURG, Texas –U.S. Border Patrol agents continue to disrupt illicit activity throughout the Rio Grande Valley.
Early this morning, agents working near Escobares, Texas, witnessed several subjects, who had just crossed the Rio Grande, carrying bundles of narcotics. As agents encountered the group, the smugglers dropped the bundles and fled to Mexico. Agents seized 9 bundles of marijuana with a combined weight of nearly 380 pounds, worth an estimated $303K.
Additionally over the weekend, Border Patrol agents stopped eight separate narcotic smuggling attempts resulting in the seizure of over 650 pounds of marijuana with an estimated value of $521K.
Border Patrol is investigating each case accordingly.
The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and to help save lives by reporting suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.