Border Patrol agents seized 91 bundles of narcotics after an Air and Marine Operations helicopter witnessed a group of subjects illegally entering the United States.
It happened on Monday morning near the Rio Grande in Brownsville. As agents arrived, the subjects swam back across the river into Mexico, leaving the bundles of marijuana behind.
Weighing in at more than 1,700 pounds, the narcotics are valued at over a million dollars.
Air and Marine Operations (AMO) employ advanced aeronautical and maritime capabilities and apply unique skill sets to secure the border region.
Aircraft and marine vessels are used to detect, sort, intercept, track and apprehend criminals in diverse environments like those along the Rio Grande.
(CBP AMO Marine agents explain the unique capabilities of the their operations and skills that separate them from all other federal law enforcement agency operations. Courtesy of CBP and YouTube)
The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and to help save lives by reporting suspicious activity at 800-863-9382.
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