CBP officers seize $428K in marijuana at Laredo port of entry

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LAREDO, Texas (KGNS) - U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized over $400,000 dollars’ worth of marijuana during three separate actions at a Laredo port of entry.

According to CBP, the first incident happened on March 8th at the World Bridge when officers referred a 2003 Freightliner tractor to secondary inspection. The tractor was hauling an empty 1995 Wabash trailer.

Canines alerted officers to the discovery of 347 packages of marijuana.

The marijuana weighed 1,070 pounds and had an estimated street value of $213,934.

On the same day, officers at the same bridge referred a 2002 Freightliner tractor to secondary inspection.

The trailer was hauling a shipment of paver stones. When officers searched the trailer they found 542 pounds of alleged marijuana hidden within the shipment.

The marijuana had an estimated street value of $108,440.

The third incident happened on March 9th at the same bridge when officers referred a 2002 Freightliner tractor to secondary inspection. The tractor was also hauling a shipment of cement paver stones.

When officers searched the trailer they found 893 packages of marijuana inside the shipment.

The marijuana weighed 532 pounds and had an estimated street value of $106,350.

All three cases combined have an estimated street value of $428,000.

All three cases were turned over to Homeland Security.