LAREDO, Texas – Border Patrol agents prevent narcotics smuggling attempt from entering the United States.
The incident occurred late in the afternoon on Feb. 5, when agents assigned to the Laredo North Station received a report of individuals attempting to smuggle several bundles across the Rio Grande River near the Jefferson Water Treatment Plant in west Laredo. Agents arrived and witnessed the subjects drop the bundles and return to Mexico. Agents seized three bundles of marijuana with an approximate weight of 236.9 pounds and an estimated street value of $189,592.
To report suspicious activity such as alien and/or drug smuggling, download the “USBP Laredo Sector” App or contact the Laredo Sector Border Patrol toll free 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 official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.