Laredo agents stops narcotic smuggling attempt
LAREDO, Texas - Laredo Sector Border Patrol Agents stopped a smuggling attempt Wednesday and seized 366 pounds of marijuana.
Agents responded to suspicious activity near Mines Road in Laredo, finding several suspects loading bundles of drugs into a 2001 black Ford Explorer. When officials arrived near the site at Manadas Creek, they witnessed several suspects running back into Mexico.
Five bundles of marijuana, worth an estimated $293,568 was found in the vehicle. The Explorer was seized and drugs turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
To report suspicious activity such as alien and/or drug smuggling, download the “USBP Laredo Sector” App or contact the Laredo Sector Border Patrol toll-free at 1-800-343-1994.