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.
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.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.