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U.S. Border Patrol Agents in Texas Seize $900K Worth of Marijuana

Release Date: 
April 16, 2013

LAREDO, TEXAS—On April 13, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Hebbronville Station seized a significant amount of marijuana while working their assigned duties.

 

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 was extracted, with a total weight of 1,182.1 pounds, with an estimated value of $945,680.00 USD.

 

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.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017