Border Patrol Agents Yield Marijuana Seizure
LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Laredo North Station disrupted a narcotics smuggling attempt northwest of Laredo.
The incident occurred on the afternoon of June 26, when agents received a report of a blue crew cab pickup truck possibly involved in illicit activity at a local ranch near Mines Road. Agents responded to the area and encountered the vehicle traveling southbound on Mines Road at a high rate of speed. Agents attempted to stop the pickup truck near Riverbank Drive, but the driver failed to yield and a pursuit ensued. The driver continued toward the World Trade Bridge where he bailed from the pickup truck and absconded into Mexico. Upon inspecting the abandoned vehicle, agents discovered four bundles of marijuana weighing approximately 298.7 lbs. with a value of $238,960. The narcotics were ultimately turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
To report suspicious activity such as alien and/or drug smuggling, download the “USBP Laredo Sector” App or contact the Laredo Sector Border Patrol toll free at 1-800-343-1994.
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