Border Patrol Agents Intercept Marijuana Smuggling Attempt

LAREDO,Texas(KGNS)- On July 31, Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents seized nearly 90 pounds of marijuana valued at over $72,400.

Border Patrol agents assigned to the Border Patrol checkpoint on Interstate Highway 35 encountered a Dodge van at the primary inspection lane.

During the inspection, a service canine alerted to the presence or absence of concealed narcotics.

The vehicle was referred to secondary inspection when agents discovered 18 bundles of marijuana concealed under the rear seats of the vehicle.

The narcotics and driver were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration. The vehicle was seized by Border Patrol.