Border Patrol seize 50 bundles of marijuana at checkpoint

By: Daniela Fierro Email
By: Daniela Fierro Email

LAREDO, TEXAS (CBP) – On May 12, 2014, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Border Patrol Checkpoint on Interstate Highway 35 encountered a tractor-trailer at the primary inspection lane. As the driver was being questioned of their immigration status, a service canine alerted to the trailer, subsequently the agent referred the driver to secondary for further inspection.

While at secondary, agents conducted a closer and thorough inspection of the trailer, subsequently finding several black bundles wrapped in tape that tested positive for marijuana. A total of 50 bundles were removed from the trailer. The contraband weighed 1176.8 pounds and has a street value of $2,730,176.00 USD.

The narcotics, vehicle, and subject were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The Laredo Border Patrol Sector is part of the South Texas Campaign, which leverages federal, state and local resources to combat transnational criminal organizations.

To report suspicious activity such as drug and/or alien smuggling, contact the Laredo Sector Border Patrol toll free telephone number at 1-800-343-1994.

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