LAREDO, TEXAS – On March 23, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Zapata Border Patrol Station halted a drug-smuggling attempt.
Border Patrol agents assigned to the Zapata Station were patrolling near San Ygnacio, Texas when they came across a suspicious vehicle. As agents drove closer to the vehicle, they discovered it was abandoned.
Agents inspected the vehicle and discovered a total of 100 bundles inside the vehicle.
“This detection of narcotics are the Border Patrol agents’ commitment towards the CBP mission of disrupting criminal organizations and ensuring the community is safe,” said Mario Martinez, Chief Patrol Agent.
The contraband tested positive for marijuana. The narcotics had a total of weight of 1,133.5 pounds with an estimated street value of $906,805.38.
The marijuana was turned over to DEA.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.