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Border Patrol Agents Intercept Marijuana Smuggling Attempt at Checkpoint near Hebbronville, Texas

Release Date: 
August 9, 2018

LAREDO, Texas – On August 8, 2018, Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Hebbronville Station seized 207 pounds of marijuana at the checkpoint located on Farm to Market Road 1017 near Hebbronville, Texas.  

The narcotics were found concealed inside a false compartment of the rear diesel tank located in the bed of the truck after the vehicle was referred to secondary.  A total of 17 bundles were discovered worth an estimated $165,792.  Border Patrol agents arrested the driver, a United States citizen.  The driver, vehicle, and marijuana were turned over to the Jim Hogg County Sheriff’s Office.

Packages containing 207 pounds of marijuana seized by Border Patrol agents at the FM 1017 Border Patrol checkpoint
Packages containing 207 pounds of marijuana
seized by Border Patrol agents at the FM 1017
Border Patrol checkpoint.

To report suspicious activity such as drug and/or alien smuggling, download the “USBP Laredo Sector” App or contact the Laredo Sector Border Patrol toll-free telephone number at 1-800-343-1994.

Last modified: 
August 9, 2018