Border Patrol Seize Over a Half Ton of Pot
PRESIDIO, TX -- The U.S border patrol seized over half a ton of marijuana last week.
According to Newswest 9, on July 2 the USBP conducted a traffic stop on a 2004 Chevrolet van.
When they opened the door they could smell a strong odor of marijuana. They then searched the truck and found around $1 million worth of marijuana.
The driver and passenger were both taken into custody without incident.
“This seizure and these arrests are dramatic examples of the diligent and commendable work done by Border Patrol Agents every day," said Matthew Hudak, Chief Patrol Agent of the Big Bend Sector.
"I am proud of their commitment and unrelenting effort to protect communities along the border and beyond from a wide range of cross-border threats, including the trafficking of illegal narcotics. ”
The USBP say that they weighed the bags and the total was over 1,000 lbs.
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