LAREDO, Texas – Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents stopped a marijuana smuggling attempt near El Cenizo, Texas.
The incident occurred during the evening of Jan. 16, when Laredo South Station agents detected six smugglers carrying bundles, crossing into the U.S. near El Cenizo. Agents intercepted the smugglers, causing them to drop the bundles and flee back towards the river. Agents seized the six bundles which weighed over 440 lbs. and an estimated street value of over $353,000. One undocumented individual was arrested in the vicinity of the seizure and taken into custody for further investigation.
Help us take a stand against these criminal organizations and their dangerous acts by reporting suspicious activity to the Laredo Sector Border Patrol toll free at 1-800-343-1994.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the comprehensive management, control, and protection of our nation’s borders, combining customs, immigration, border security, and agricultural protection at and between official ports of entry.