PHOTOS: Border Patrol Agents Seize Drugs, Cash in South Texas
On August 20 at approximately 1:30 pm local time, Border Patrol agents in Rio Grande City were working in an area known as Eagles Landing. The area is well known as a narcotics and human smuggling corridor for the Gulf Cartel. They observed 11 people on the Mexican side of the river approaching the bank. Agents also noticed them carrying nine large bundles. As they entered the river and crossed the Rio Grande, the suspects hastily approached a white SUV parked on the U.S. side and began loading the vehicle.