April 18, 2019 500 AM
MARATHON – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Alpine Station worked with the Brewster County Sheriff’s Office to seize 396 pounds of marijuana recently, according to an agency news release.
On April 7 at about 2:45am, Alpine agents using night vision equipment observed eight subjects carrying seven backpacks. The agents, along with a sheriff’s deputy responded to the last known location of the subjects and discovered seven large backpacks, which were consistent of marijuana packaging and tested positive for marijuana. The narcotics were turned over to sheriff’s office, and no arrests were made.
The Alpine Station’s area of responsibility includes 157 miles of international border with the Republic of Mexico as well as the vast majority of the 6,193 square miles that comprise Brewster County. Said Patrol Agent in Charge Roberto Dominguez: “Our agents are committed to keeping drugs out of our communities and to work hand in hand with our local law enforcement partners.”