Written by RSN
The largest of the seizures occurred yesterday at a local checkpoint. Agents were conducting an immigration inspection on the driver of a 1999 Freightliner tractor trailer when a Border Patrol canine alerted toward the trailer, indicating the possible presence of hidden people or contraband.
Agents opened the trailer and found 42 cellophane-wrapped bundles. The bundles contained marijuana with a total weight of 1,387.6 pounds and an estimated street value just over $1.1 million. The driver, the truck and the marijuana were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
On Tuesday, Laredo North agents received information of suspicious activity near La Bota Ranch. Agents responded to the area and located several abandoned bundles of marijuana hidden in a pasture of high grass. A total of 169.4 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $135,520 was seized and turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
On Monday, Zapata station agents responded to a report of suspicious activity near Salado Creek. Agents responded to the area and encountered a GMC Suburban with two occupants inside. While performing an immigration inspection of the occupants, agents observed in plain view several bundles of marijuana inside the vehicle. The total weight of the marijuana seized was 494.5 pounds with an estimated value of $395,600. The subjects, marijuana and vehicle were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Other notable marijuana seizures were:
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.