LAREDO, TEXAS – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate Highway 35 checkpoint seized several bundles of narcotics on a commercial bus north of Laredo.
The event occurred during the early morning of April 23, when a commercial passenger bus arrived at the checkpoint for inspection. A Service canine alerted to the vehicle. Agents searched the bus and discovered two bundles of marijuana hidden in a large duffle bag belonging to a passenger. The individual was taken into custody, and the case was subsequently turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
The bundles had a total weight of 26.68 pounds with an approximate value of $21,344.
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.