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Border Patrol agents seize nearly 200 pounds of drugs near local golf course

Smuggler attempted to pose as a golfer
Border Patrol seizes marijuana at local golf course
Border Patrol seizes marijuana at local golf course(Border Patrol)
Published: Jul. 9, 2020 at 11:36 AM CDT
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LAREDO, Tex. (KGNS) -An alleged drug smuggler posing as a golfer is caught by Border Patrol trying to drive a load of illegal narcotics into the country.

The incident happened on July 8th when agents received a tip saying someone was loading bundles of marijuana into a black SUV at the Max Mandel Golf Course.

When agents arrived, they found 197 pounds of marijuana inside the vehicle worth about $157,848.

Agents say the driver attempted to pose as a golfer by renting golf clubs and a golf cart and drove around the course to evade arrest.

Agents were able to locate the driver and take him into custody.

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