Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agents with Assistance from National Guard Air Operations Disrupt a Narcotic Smuggling Attempt
LAREDO, Texas – Border Patrol agents continue to disrupt the flow of drugs into the United States resulting in a seizure of over 300 pounds of narcotics in an event this morning.
On June 6, 2018, Border Patrol agents seized 372.8 pounds of marijuana in a busy intersection West of Laredo, Texas. Border Patrol Agents working together with National Guard Air Operations were able to locate a subject and narcotics in the local area. As agents responded to the scene, they located the vehicle where they discovered several bundles of narcotics inside the vehicle. A total of five bundles were found inside the vehicle. The marijuana was estimated to have a value of $298,240.00.
Border Patrol took custody of the driver and vehicle and the narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
“The vigilance of the men and women of the United States Border Patrol in disrupting the flow of narcotics attests to our commitment in keeping America and its communities safe,” said Assistant Chief Patrol Agent Gabriel H. Acosta.
To report suspicious activity such as drug and/or alien smuggling, contact the Laredo Sector Border Patrol toll free telephone number at 1-800-343-1994.
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 the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.