Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agents Seize Over 700 pounds of Marijuana
LAREDO, Texas – Two events during this week resulted in Border Patrol agents from the Laredo Sector seizing over 700 pounds of marijuana in Laredo, Texas.
The first seizure took place on October 19, 2017, after Border Patrol agents seized 376.6 pounds of marijuana in Laredo, Texas. Agents responding to suspicious activity observed several subjects loading bundles into a Nissan Xterra. As agents approached the area, the subjects and occupants of the vehicle absconded from the area. Border Patrol agents discovered five bundles of marijuana which had an estimated value of $301,280. No arrests were made in this case. The vehicle was seized by Border Patrol and the marijuana was turned over to DEA.
The second seizure took place on the same day, after Border Patrol agents seized 398.31 pounds of marijuana in Laredo, Texas. Agents responding to suspicious activity attempted to stop a white Ford F-150 on Mines Road. The vehicle absconded and was later involved in an accident where the driver, a United States citizen, was later arrested. Border Patrol agents discovered six bundles of marijuana inside the vehicle. The estimated value of the marijuana was $318,648. The vehicle was seized by Border Patrol and the marijuana and driver were turned over to DEA.
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.