Agents foil two drug smuggling attempts near river

Agents foil two marijuana smuggling attempts
Agents foil two marijuana smuggling attempts(Border Patrol)
Updated: Jun. 8, 2021 at 11:45 AM CDT
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LAREDO, TX. (KGNS) -Border Patrol agents seized nearly half a million dollars of marijuana during two drug smuggling attempts.

The first incident happened on Thursday evening when agents encountered several people loading bundles of marijuana into a Ford Expedition near the river.

The individuals fled the area and swam back to Mexico. Agents were able to seize two large bundles of marijuana from the vehicle.

The second incident happened on June 5 when agents found a group of people loading bundles into a Chevrolet SUV near the riverbanks of El Cenizo.

The vehicle attempted to flee but drove into a drainage ditch. The driver and individuals got out and fled on foot.

Agents were able to seize a total of 614 pounds of marijuana.

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