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Laredo Sector Border Patrol Disrupts Drug Smuggling Attempt

Release Date: 
June 24, 2015

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.  

Abandoned vehicle with marijuana inside

Abandoned vehicle with marijuana inside

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.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017