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Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agents Seize Over 600 Pounds of Marijuana

Release Date: 
December 29, 2017

LAREDO, Texas – On Dec. 28, Border Patrol agents seized 506.33 pounds of marijuana after attempting a vehicle stop on a Chevrolet truck near Mines Road and Interstate Highway 35 in Laredo. Border Patrol agents arrested the driver and discovered seven bundles of marijuana inside the vehicle. The marijuana had an estimated value of $405,915.20. The driver, a United States Citizen, marijuana, and vehicle were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Later the same day, Border Patrol agents seized 152 pounds of marijuana after responding to suspicious activity in Laredo. Border Patrol agents discovered two abandoned bundles of marijuana near the riverbank. The marijuana had an estimated value of $121,600. No arrests were made in this case and the marijuana was 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: 
January 4, 2018