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Laredo North Agents Seize 1,570 Pounds of Marijuana

Release Date: 
July 16, 2012

Laredo North Station agents seized 1,570 pounds of marijuana at the IH-35 Checkpoint.

Laredo North Station agents seized 1,570 pounds of marijuana at the IH-35 Checkpoint.

Laredo, Texas - On July 13 Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo North Station seized 1,570 pounds of marijuana at the IH-35 Checkpoint. While an agent was conducting an immigration inspection of the driver of a truck towing a camper trailer, a service canine alerted to possible hidden people or contraband. The truck was sent to secondary for further inspection.

A false compartment toward the ceiling of this trailer contained 98 bundles of marijuana valued at $1,255,920.

A false compartment toward the ceiling of this trailer contained 98 bundles of marijuana valued at $1,255,920.

At secondary inspection, the agents discovered a false compartment toward the ceiling of the trailer. Agents searched the false compartment and discovered 98 bundles of a substance that tested positive as marijuana. The drug has an estimated street value of $1,255,920. The marijuana and truck with trailer were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

To report suspicious activity such as drug and/or alien smuggling, contact the Laredo Sector Border Patrol at 1 (800) 343-1994, a toll free telephone number. 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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017