Texas Border Business
LAREDO, Texas – Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents prevent a narcotic smuggling attempt in Laredo, Texas.
On October 19, Border Patrol agents were working their assigned duties when they noticed a black SUV loading what appeared to be bundles at the entrance of a park in west Laredo, Texas. Moments later, Border Patrol agents observed a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle traveling south on I-35. The vehicle exited the highway where the driver abandoned the vehicle near the intersection of Blair Street and Flores Avenue.
Border Patrol agents discovered four bundles inside the vehicle that tested positive for marijuana. The bundles had a weight of 243 lbs., with an estimated street value of $194,480.
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