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Narcotic smuggling attempt intercepted by Laredo Sector Border Patrol

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LAREDO, Texas – Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents intercepted a narcotic smuggling attempt near a ranch in Zapata, Texas.

 On Feb. 5, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Zapata Border Patrol Station while working their assigned duties responded to activity of several individuals in a ranch south of the town. Border Patrol agents arrived at the area and began searching for the individuals. Agents discovered four bundles and transported them to the Zapata Station.

The bundles tested positive for marijuana. The bundles had a weight of 317 lbs. with a street value of $254,889.

Follow Laredo Sector Chief Patrol Agent Carl E. Landrum on Twitter at  USBPChiefLRT, on Instagram at USBPChiefLRT and Facebook at US Border Patrol Laredo Sector for breaking news, current events, human interest stories and photos.

 U.S. Customs and Border Protection welcomes assistance from the community. Citizens are encouraged to report suspicious activity to the U.S. Border Patrol while remaining anonymous by calling 1-800-343-1994.


  • Last Modified: February 6, 2023