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
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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