Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agents Seize Over 700 lbs of Marijuana
LAREDO, Texas – On August 28, 2017, Border Patrol agents from the Laredo Sector seized 347.22 pounds of marijuana after responding to suspicious activity near Mines Road area in Laredo, Texas. Agents responding to the area located five abandoned bundles of marijuana concealed in the brush. The marijuana was estimated to have a value of $277,776.00. The marijuana was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
On August 29, 2017, Border Patrol agents seized 434.3 pounds of marijuana after responding to suspicious activity near Anna Street in Laredo, Texas. Border Patrol agents encountered a white Chevrolet Tahoe where the driver had absconded towards the Rio Grande River. Six bundles of marijuana were discovered inside the vehicle. The marijuana was estimated to have a value of $317,440.00. The vehicle was seized by Border Patrol 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.