Juveniles Exploited by Drug Cartels

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On Thursday, Fort Brown agents observed several subjects illegally enter the United States with bundles of narcotics on their backs. Agents responded and arrested a 25 year-old man and a 15 year-old juvenile. The remaining subjects fled to Mexico. A search of the area led to the discovery of 3 bundles of marijuana weighing over 64 pounds with an estimated street value of over $51K.

Yesterday, also in the Fort Brown area of responsibility, agents responded to a report of four subjects illegally entering the United States. Upon arrival, they located and arrested two 17 year-old juveniles carrying bundles of marijuana and observed the other two subjects jump back into the Rio Grande, returning to Mexico. The marijuana weighed more than 68 pounds and had an estimated street value of over $55K.

The narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and the subjects were referred for prosecution.

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