(Tuesday, February 01, 2011) contacts for this news release
Abram, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the McAllen Station seized 50 pounds of cocaine early this afternoon.
The seizure occurred while agents were tracking foot sign and spotted several people running south into a heavily wooded area. When the agents arrived at the location of where they last had visual of the individuals, they discovered two abandoned bundles of cocaine.
The cocaine is valued at more than $1.6 million and was turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations.
To report suspicious activity, call the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector’s toll-free telephone number at 1-800-863-9382.
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.