Laredo, Texas – On June 23, 2015, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo North Station disrupted a drug smuggling attempt while working their assigned duties, Tuesday evening.
The incident occurred yesterday around 7:00pm, when agents attempted to conduct a vehicle stop on a black suburban in the Mines Road area. The vehicle failed to yield and with the assistance of air support, agents were able to apprehend 2-subjects, who attempted to abscond. Agents proceeded to conduct a search of the abandoned vehicle and discovered several bundles of narcotics inside the vehicle.
The bundles tested positive for marijuana. A total of 4 bundles were removed from the vehicle. The contraband weighed 220.7 pounds and has a street value of $173,500.00 USD. The narcotics, vehicle, and subjects were turned over to DEA.
The Laredo Border Patrol Sector is part of the Joint Task Force West South Texas Corridor, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations. To report suspicious activity such as drug and/or alien 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.