LAREDO, Texas – Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to Laredo North Station prevented a narcotic smuggling attempt and seized several bundles of marijuana in west Laredo near the Rio Grande River.
The incident occurred during the late evening of July 20, when agents encountered several individuals with four bundles near the riverbanks. The individuals abandoned the bundles and absconded back across the river to Mexico.
Agents seized the bundles of marijuana that had an approximate weight of over 300 lbs. with an estimated value of $241,600. The contraband was held to be turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents continue to secure the Nation’s borders and prevent the smuggling of drugs. Their mission is to target and investigate potential violators of the law and stop transnational criminal organizations from their illegally activities by utilizing state-of-the-art intelligence data, equipment, collection, and analytics.
Take a stand against these criminal organizations and other potentially dangerous acts by reporting suspicious activity. To report suspicious activity such as human and/or drug smuggling, download the “USBP Laredo Sector” App or contact the Laredo Sector Border Patrol toll free at 1-800-343-1994. If you see something, say something.
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