LAREDO, Texas – On February 28, 2018, Border Patrol agents seized over 526 pounds of marijuana after responding to suspicious activity near Santa Maria Avenue in Laredo, Texas. Agents encountered numerous subjects with bundles and were able to arrest five individuals while three subjects absconded back to Mexico. Agents seized six bundles of marijuana, which had an estimated value of $421,360.00. All five subjects arrested were determined to be from the country of Mexico and one subject was identified as a juvenile. The marijuana and four adult subjects 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.
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.