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.
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.