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Border Patrol Seizes Several Bundles of Cocaine on Bus at Checkpoint

Release Date: 
May 13, 2020

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 late morning of May 13, when a commercial passenger bus arrived at the checkpoint for inspection.  A Service canine alerted to a bag inside the bus.  Agents searched the bag and discovered four bundles of cocaine.  None of the occupants of the bus claimed ownership of the bag.   

Packages containing nearly 10 pounds of cocaine seized by Border Patrol agents at the Interstate 35 Checkpoint
Packages containing nearly 10 pounds of cocaine seized
by Border Patrol agents at the Interstate 35 checkpoint.

The bundles had a total weight of 9.92 pounds with an approximate value of $316,800.  The narcotics were subsequently 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.  

Last modified: 
May 14, 2020