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Laredo North Agents Seize More Than 2K Pounds of Marijuana

Release Date: 
May 2, 2012

Laredo, TX - On May 1, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo North Station seized 2,361.2 pounds of marijuana at the IH-35 Checkpoint. While the agent was conducting an immigration inspection of the driver of a Kenworth tractor-trailer, a service canine alerted to possible hidden people or contraband. The tractor-trailer was sent to secondary for further inspection.

Marijuana hidden in a false compartment.

With the use of the Vehicle and Cargo Inspection System (VACIS), it revealed a false compartment toward the front of the trailer. Agents searched the false compartment and discovered 100 bundles of a substance that tested positive as marijuana. The drug weighed 2,361.2 pounds and has an estimated street value $1,888, 960. The marijuana, subjects, and tractor-trailer were 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 (800) 343-1994.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017