LAREDO, Texas – On April 6, 2018, Border Patrol agents seized 327.13 pounds of marijuana after responding to suspicious activity in Laredo, Texas. Agents were able to recover five bundles of marijuana inside a vehicle after the driver and passenger fled on foot when they struck a street sign near Alamo Street and Santa Maria Avenue. The marijuana had an estimated value of $297,709.00. The driver, a Mexican National, and the passenger, a juvenile United States Citizen, were arrested. 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.
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.