16 illegal aliens with 1200 pounds of marijuana arrestedPosted on April 6, 2009
Border Patrol agents assigned to the Fort Brown station seized more than 1,200 pounds of marijuana on April 6. Border Patrol agents working near Brownsville were notified that Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Game Wardens had encountered two suspected illegal aliens after they responded to a call of suspicious activity along the Brownsville Ship Channel. After searching the area, the responding Border Patrol agents, with the assistance of TPWD Game Wardens, arrested 16 illegal aliens and seized 18 bundles of marijuana along with two rafts that were used to negotiate the channel. The 16 illegal aliens will be prosecuted and removed to their country of origin under Operation Streamline. The marijuana was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Source: US Customs and Border Protection