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Border Patrol Agents Vigilance Discover Drug Smuggling Attempt

Release Date: 
March 29, 2016

LAREDO, TEXAS – On March 23, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Zapata Border Patrol Station halted a drug-smuggling attempt.

Border Patrol Agents Vigilance Discover Drug Smuggling Attempt

Border Patrol Agents Vigilance Discover 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.

To report suspicious activity such as drug and/or alien smuggling, contact the Laredo Sector Border Patrol toll free telephone number at 1-800-343-1994.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017