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Border Patrol Agents Stop $170K Narcotics Smuggling Attempt

Release Date: 
July 18, 2019

LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo North Station prevented several bundles of narcotics from being smuggled into the city. 

The bundles tested positive for marijuana, with a total weight of 213.7 lbs, (96.9kgs) with an estimated value of $170,960.00. 

The incident occurred at approximately 7 p.m. on July 16, when agents working their assigned duties responded to a report of  several suspicious individuals near the Rio Grande River on the west side of the Laredo near Markly Street.   Agents identified that several individuals were attempting to enter into the United States by crossing the river near a residential area by the river banks.  Agents quickly responded and located three bundles of marijuana in the brush.  Agents also prevented 6 individuals from bringing additional bundles across the Rio Grande River.

The marijuana was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Agents also prevented 6 individuals from bringing additional bundles across the Rio Grande River.

 

Last modified: 
July 18, 2019