LAREDO, TEXAS—On September 16, Laredo Freer Station agents assigned to their daily operations seized 2,494.5 pounds of marijuana.
Agents working roving patrol duties discovered two abandoned vehicles at a local ranch. As agents drove closer to the vehicles, the agents conducted a thorough inspection and discovered multiple bundles wrapped in brown packaging concealed under a black blanket. Agents conducted a search of the perimeter; subsequently, arresting two subjects.
A total of 223 bundles were extracted from the abandoned vehicle, which tested positive for marijuana. The marijuana had a total weight of 2,494.5 pounds with an estimated value of $1,995,600.
The vehicles, two subjects, and marijuana were turned over to DEA.
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