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Border Patrol Agents Seize 1,542 Pounds of Marijuana

Release Date: 
October 1, 2012

Laredo, Texas - Border Patrol agents assigned to the Hebbronville station seized approximately 1,542 pounds of marijuana. On Sept. 28, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Hebbronville Station Highway 1017 checkpoint seized 81 bundles of narcotics from a Freightliner.

The seizure occurred after a canine alerted to the Freightliner hauling a hopper trailer. Agents conducted a secondary inspection of the vehicle and discovered an anomaly toward the back of the trailer. Agents discovered 81 bundles of narcotics that tested positive as marijuana. The drugs weighed 1,542 pounds with an approximate street value of $1,234,000. The contraband, Freightliner, and driver were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

To report suspicious activity such as drug and/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