PRESIDIO, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – U.S. Border Patrol agents discovered a large amount of marijuana during a traffic stop earlier this month, according to a release Monday.
Border Patrol says on July 2, agents assigned to the Presidio Border Patrol stationed stopped a 2004 Chevrolet van just outside of Presidio. During the stop Border Patrol agents reportedly found several large bundles of marijuana in the back of the van.
In total, agents recovered more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana during the stop and two people, who were not identified, were taken into custody, according to the release.
Officials estimate the value of the marijuana to be nearly $1 million.
“This seizure and these arrests are dramatic examples of the diligent and commendable work done by Border Patrol Agents every day. I am proud of their commitment and unrelenting effort to protect communities along the border and beyond from a wide range of cross-border threats, including the trafficking of illegal narcotics,” Chief Patrol Agent of the Big Bend Sector Matthew Hudak said.