LAREDO, TEXAS—On April 13, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Hebbronville Station seized a significant amount of marijuana while working their assigned duties.
Agents working roving patrol duties at a local ranch in the Hebbronville area noticed a suspicious tan 2006 Chevrolet truck driving with the headlights turned off at a high rate of speed. Agents drove closer to the truck in order to conduct a vehicle registration check on the license plates, but then lost visual of the truck. Moments later, the agents found the truck abandoned and requested a service canine to perform a cursory inspection of the vehicle, which resulted in an alert.
Agents transported the truck to the Hebbronville Station to conduct a closer physical inspection, which yielded many bundles wrapped in brown cellophane tape hidden in the bed of the truck. The substance inside the bundles tested positive for marijuana.
A total of 101 bundles of marijuana were extracted, with a total weight of 1,182.1 pounds, and with an estimated value of $945,680.
The DEA took custody of the marijuana.
To report suspicious activity such as drug and/or alien smuggling, contact the Laredo Sector Border Patrol toll free telephone number at (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.