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Border Patrol Agents Seize More than 940 pounds of Marijuana

Release Date: 
October 1, 2012

Laredo, Texas - Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agents seized more than 940 pounds of marijuana in three cases that occurred over the weekend.

Agents assigned to the Laredo South station were working their assigned duties when they discovered three abandoned bundles hidden in the brush. The bundles contained marijuana and had a total weight of 213 pounds with an estimated street value of $171,040.

Marijuana bundles seized by Laredo Sector Border Patrol.

Marijuana bundles seized by Laredo Sector Border Patrol.

Agents assigned to the Hebbronville station were working their assigned duties when they found several bundles abandoned in two separate incidents. The agents seized the bundles that tested positive for marijuana. A total of 729 pounds of marijuana was seized in the two separate cases and had a combined street value of $583,440.

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