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$2.3M in marijuana seized at border checkpoint

Posted: 1:24 PM, Feb 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-07 14:37:02-05

Border Patrol agents in Laredo seized nearly 3,000 pounds of marijuana in a failed weekend smuggling attempt.

 

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, agents were conducting routine inspections at a checkpoint on Interstate 35 on Sunday night, when a Border Patrol K-9 alerted to a truck pulling a flatbed trailer.

Additional inspection of the truck revealed 116 bundles of marijuana, weighing approximately 2,981 pounds. Border Patrol says the marijuana has an estimated value of more than $2.3 million.

Border Patrol Agents arrested the driver, and he, the truck and the marijuana were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.