Border Patrol agents seize over 300 pounds of marijuana

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - Border Patrol agents of the Laredo Sector seized several bundles of illegal narcotics near the Rio Grande.

According to Border Patrol the incident happened on August 7th when agents got a tip about a suspicious Dodge pick-up truck traveling near Vidaurri Avenue and Ugarte Street.

When agents arrived at the scene, they found four bundles of marijuana inside the bed of the truck.

The marijuana weighed 300.22 pounds and had an estimated street value f $240,176.

The driver attempted to flee the area on foot, but was later apprehended by officials.

The marijuana and the vehicle utilized in the drug smuggling attempt was seized and turned over to the DEA.

The driver, a United States Citizen was arrested in the case.