Del Rio Sector Border Patrol Agents Seize 1,700 Pounds of Marijuana in a Week

CBP — DEL RIO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents working in the Del Rio Sector seized more than 1,700 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated value over $1.3 million within a week. On Aug. 7, at approximately 4:30 pm, agents from the Comstock Station were attempting to backtrack a group of suspected undocumented aliens east of the Shumla rest area when they witnessed several suspects running toward Mexico. It was determined that they made it to Mexico and after going back to search the area that they had run from, agents discovered seven duffel bags abandoned on the ground. The duffel bags contained 543 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $434,400. Agents from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration took custody of the marijuana. [Read More]