U.S. Border Patrol agents prevent two narcotic smuggling loads from entering our communities.
On Saturday, evening August 11, agents working near Fronton, Texas, observed a Chevrolet Suburban traveling alongside the Rio Grande without its lights on. Mobile units responded and located the Suburban abandoned near a river road. Agents searched the immediate area and witnessed several subjects jump into the Rio Grande, swimming back to Mexico. Inside the abandoned vehicle, agents discovered 137 bundles of marijuana weighing over 1,300 pounds and worth an estimated $1 million.
On Sunday, Weslaco agents observed several subjects crossing the Rio Grande with bundles on their backs, south of Donna, Texas. Agents observed the subjects return to Mexico empty-handed. An immediate search of the area resulted in the discovery of 6 bundles of marijuana weighing 278 pounds and worth an estimated $222,000.
The marijuana was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and report suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.