U.S. Border Patrol agents stop a large drug load from entering into the U.S.
Yesterday afternoon, agents working near La Rosita, Texas, observed several subjects load suspected bundles of narcotics into a vehicle parked near the Rio Grande. Agents responded to the area and located the vehicle which was abandoned in a nearby neighborhood. A search of the area resulted in the arrest of two subjects. Inside the vehicle, agents discovered several bundles of methamphetamine, weighing more than 150 pounds and worth an estimated $4.93M.
Border Patrol turned over the two subjects and narcotics to the Drug Enforcement Administration for prosecution.
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.