[CBP] TEXAS - RGV Agents Seize Narcotics and Rescue Drowning Drug Smuggler
"Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers arrived and assisted in searching for the subjects. A 24-year-old Mexican national jumped into the Rio Grande attempting to flee to Mexico and began struggling to stay afloat. Border Patrol agents and DPS troopers rescued the subject and brought him on shore. The eight bundles of marijuana weighed nearly 685 pounds with an estimated street value of over $545,000. The case was turned over to the state."