Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agents Seize Over $3.1 Million Dollars of Narcotics
LAREDO, Texas – On April 6, 2018, Border Patrol Agents from the Hebbronville Station seized 754 pounds of marijuana after responding to suspicious activity in ranch near Hebbronville, Texas. Agents conducted a vehicle stop on a white Dodge truck and discovered 34 bundles of marijuana inside the vehicle and tool boxes. The marijuana had an estimated value of $603,200.00. The driver, a Mexican National, was arrested. The driver and marijuana were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration and the vehicle was seized by Border Patrol.
Later that afternoon, Border Patrol Agents from the Hebbronville Station seized 492.6 pounds of marijuana and 66 pounds of cocaine after responding to suspicious activity in Hebbronville, Texas. Agents conducted a vehicle stop on a white Ford truck and discovered 21 bundles of marijuana and 27 bundles of cocaine inside the vehicle and tool boxes. The driver, a United States Citizen, attempted to abscond and was immediately arrested. The marijuana had an estimated value of $394,080.00 and the cocaine had an estimated value of $2,140,800.00. The driver, narcotics and a weapon were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration. 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.
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.