Conexion Del Rio/Staff report

Six Apprehended in Three Separate Cases

DEL RIO,TX– U.S. Border Patrol agents working in the Del Rio Sector seized more than 1,100 pounds of narcotics, valued over $950,679 in six different incidents, apprehending a total of six subjects.

“These seizures are direct results of the hard work and vigilance by our agents,” said Del Rio Sector Acting Chief Patrol Agent Matthew Hudak. “I thank our agents for their diligence and exceptional commitment to the Border Patrol mission.”

On Oct. 21, at approximately 2 p.m., agents from the Eagle Pass Border Patrol Station conducted a vehicle stop on a Ford F-250 pickup truck near Normandy and arrested a 41-year-old Mexican national with over 231 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $185,360. The subject faces a charge of 8 USC 1326 - illegal re-entry into the United States.

On Oct. 25, at approximately 9 a.m., agents from the Del Rio Border Patrol Station conducted a vehicle stop on a 2007 Dodge Crossover in Del Rio and arrested two juvenile males with over 43 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $33,863. Both individuals were turned over to the Val Verde County Sheriff’s Office.

On Oct. 27, at approximately 6 p.m., agents from the Eagle Pass Border Patrol Station, conducting linewatch operations, responded to suspicious activity near Eagle Pass and discovered four abandoned military-style duffel bags containing over 182 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $146,320.

On Oct. 29, at approximately 6 p.m., agents from the Uvalde Border Patrol Station, conducting linewatch operations, responded to suspicious activity near Uvalde and discovered five abandoned military-style duffel bags containing over 227 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $182,320.

On Nov. 7, at approximately 7 p.m., agents from the Uvalde Border Patrol Station, conducting linewatch operations, responded to suspicious activity off Highway 481, near Uvalde. After searching the area, agents discovered seven abandoned military-style duffel bags containing over 388 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $310,400.

On Nov. 14, at approximately 12 a.m., agents from the Comstock Border Patrol Station, conducting linewatch operations, responded to suspicious activity near Comstock. After searching the area, agents apprehended one adult and two juveniles from Mexico with two large rectangular bags containing over 115 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $92,416. The adult male was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration. The two juveniles were turned over to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Seized contraband was turned over to DEA.

For Fiscal Year 2017, which began on Oct. 1, 2016, the Del Rio Border Patrol Sector has seized more than $2.7 million worth of narcotics. The Del Rio Border Patrol Sector is part of the South Texas Corridor, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations. To report suspicious activity, call the sector’s toll free number at 1-866-511-8727.

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.