Border Patrol seizes marijuana near Prada Marfa art installation

VALENTINE – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Van Horn Station seized 265 pounds of marijuana near the Prada Marfa art installation near Valentine on Monday, the agency said in a news release. At about 5am, Van Horn Border Patrol agents discovered foot sign in a culvert near Prada Marfa. The agents approached the culvert and encountered five individuals attempting to conceal themselves while carrying five large sugar sack backpacks.  The subjects fled once the agents approached their location leaving the sugar sack backpacks behind. The contents tested positive for marijuana, and the narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for further processing. Arrests are still pending for this seizure.  The Van Horn Station area of responsibility consists of 31 miles of border with Mexico, and about 4,965 square miles of terrain.  Patrol Agent in Charge Jose Aleman said, “As agents of the Van Horn Station, we have an unwavering commitment to protect our communities and keep narcotics out of our streets.”