LAREDO, Texas – On January 25, 2018, Border Patrol agents seized over 400 pounds of marijuana in two narcotic smuggling attempts.
The first event took place after Border Patrol agents responded to suspicious activity near Hebbronville, Texas and discovered five bundles of marijuana abandoned in the brush. The marijuana weighed 144.9 pounds and was estimated to have a value of $115,920.00. No arrests were made in this case and the marijuana was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Later that same night, Border Patrol agents seized 293.21 pounds of marijuana after responding to suspicious activity near Anna Avenue in Laredo, Texas. Border Patrol Agents encountered a silver Chrysler 300 and a silver Nissan Quest with three bundles of marijuana inside the vehicle. Agents were able to find an additional marijuana bundle in the brush. The marijuana was estimated to have a value of $234,400.00. Three subjects, to include the drivers of the vehicles, were arrested in this case. The narcotics were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration and the vehicles were 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.