Border Patrol agents seize over 300 pounds of marijuana

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - Laredo South Border Patrol agents seized over 300 pounds of marijuana near the Rio Grande.

Agents were called out to suspicious activity near the river in West Laredo in the late night hours.

When agents arrived at the scene they saw several individuals loading bundles of marijuana into a 2006 white Dodge Durango.

The subjects fled back to Mexico; however agents were able to arrest the driver of the Durango.

When agents searched the vehicle they found five bundles of marijuana.
The marijuana weighed 367 pounds and had an estimated street value of $294,000.

The driver and the drugs were turned over to the DEA.