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Laredo Sector Border Patrol seizes over 1,500 lbs of marijuana

Laredo Sector Border Patrol seizes over 1,500 lbs of marijuana

LAREDO: Border Patrol agents seized 1,582.9 pounds of marijuana in Laredo, Texas.  Agents at the Border Patrol Checkpoint on Interstate Highway 35 encountered a white tractor pulling a white trailer at the primary lane.  The driver was questioned regarding his immigration status and consented to further inspection.  A non-intrusive inspection of the trailer revealed anomalies.  A further search of the trailer resulted in the seizure of 65 bundles of marijuana.  The marijuana was estimated to have a value of $1,266,320.  The driver, a Mexican Citizen, was arrested.  The driver, vehicle and marijuana were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

To report suspicious activity such as alien and/or drug smuggling, contact the Laredo Sector Border Patrol toll free telephone number at 1-800-343-1994.