LAREDO, Texas – On February 7, 2018, Border Patrol agents from the Zapata Station seized 1,033.42 pounds of marijuana after responding to suspicious activity near Zapata, Texas. Agents encountered subjects loading bundles into a Chevrolet Traverse from a boat in Falcon Lake. As the agents approached the vehicle, the boat and subjects absconded back to Mexico. Agents discovered 46 bundles of marijuana inside the vehicle which had an estimated value of $826,733.48.00. No arrests were made in this case. The marijuana was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration and the vehicle was seized by Border Patrol.
To report suspicious activity such as alien and/or drug smuggling, contact the Laredo Sector Border Patrol toll free telephone number at 1-800-343-1994.
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