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NOTICE: Due to the lapse in federal funding, this website will not be actively managed. This website was last updated on December 21, 2018 and will not be updated until after funding is enacted. As such, information on this website may not be up to date. Transactions submitted via this website might not be processed and we will not be able to respond to inquiries until after appropriations are enacted.

 

Aviso del impacto de la interrupción de fondos federales en las operaciones del sitio web del Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés)

AVISO:  A causa de la interrupción de fondos federales, este sitio de web no será administrado activamente. La última actualización a este sitio web se realizó el 21 de diciembre de 2018 y no se harán más actualizaciones hasta que el gobierno reanude operaciones; por ende, puede que el sitio web no refleje la información más reciente. Es posible que no podamos procesar transacciones ni responder a
preguntas hasta que se reanuden operaciones.

Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agents Seize Over $3.2 Million in Cocaine

Release Date: 
March 7, 2018

LAREDO, Texas – On March 5, 2018, Border Patrol agents seized 101.63 pounds of cocaine near Freer, Texas.  Agents at the Border Patrol Checkpoint on U.S. Highway 59 encountered a Dodge Ram truck at the primary lane. The driver was questioned regarding his immigration status and referred to secondary after a Border Patrol canine alerted to the presence of concealed humans and/or narcotics.  A further search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of 37 bundles of cocaine.  The cocaine was estimated to have a value of $3,252,259.20.  The driver, a United States Citizen, was arrested.  The driver, vehicle, and narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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.

Last modified: 
March 7, 2018