LAREDO, Texas – On May 8, 2018, Border Patrol Agents seized over 414 pounds of marijuana after responding to suspicious activity in Laredo, Texas. Agents observed a green Pontiac sedan travelling from the riverbanks towards Pierce Street and Santa Isabel Avenue, where it came to a stop after crashing near the railroad tracks. The driver of the vehicle absconded from the scene and Border Patrol Agents were able to recover six bundles of marijuana inside the vehicle. The marijuana had an estimated value of $331,240.00. 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.