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Agents seize nearly 500 lbs of marijuana

The driver of a gray pick up truck bailed out of the vehicle while it was in motion and fled the scene
Agents find marijuana in abandoned pick up truck
Agents find marijuana in abandoned pick up truck(Border Patrol)
Published: Apr. 9, 2021 at 1:45 PM CDT
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LAREDO, TX. (KGNS) -Border Patrol agents disrupted a drug smuggling attempt in central Laredo yesterday morning.

The incident happened on Wednesday, when agents received a tip regarding a suspicious vehicle that was traveling near the riverbanks.

Agents arrived at the scene and saw a gray colored pick up truck leaving the area.

Moments later, the driver abandoned the vehicle while it was still in motion, leaving the vehicle to crash into a property fence.

Agents searched the truck and found five large bundles of marijuana.

The drugs weighed 476 pounds and had an estimated street value of $381,040.

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