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Border Patrol Agents Seize 1,105 Pounds of Marijuana

Release Date: 
August 14, 2012

Laredo, Texas - On Monday, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo North Station seized 1,105 pounds of narcotics while working their assigned duties. The agents noticed a utility vehicle driving toward State Highway 44. Agents noticed several suspicious markings on the truck which prompted the agents to conduct a vehicle stop. The driver exited the vehicle, while a service canine conducted a sniff of the exterior of the truck. The canine alerted to the presence of narcotics. Agents discovered narcotics concealed in the compartments of the truck.

The drugs weighed 1,105 pounds with an approximate street value of $884,320.

Laredo North Station seized 1,105 pounds of narcotics while working their assigned duties.

The agents placed the driver under arrest. The substance tested positive as marijuana. The drugs weighed 1,105 pounds with an approximate street value of $884,320. The narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

To report suspicious activity such as drug or alien smuggling, contact the Laredo Sector Border Patrol toll-free telephone number at (800) 343-1994.

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Last modified: 
February 9, 2017