LAREDO, TX – Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to Laredo North Station stopped a marijuana smuggling attempt after drug runners crashed a pickup in west Laredo.
The incident occurred during the early June 12th morning, when agents responded to an alert of a suspicious gray pickup leaving the Justo Penn Street area in west Laredo. Responding agents located the vehicle near the intersection of Riverside Drive and Island Street after it had crashed into a blue sedan. The drug runners in the gray truck fled from the vehicle and were not located. Fortunately, the driver of the blue sedan did not require medical attention.
Agents found three bundles in the bed of the pickup and two inside the passenger compartment. The five bundles of marijuana had an approximate weight of 416.66 lbs. with an estimated value of $332,340. The contraband was held to be turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration. The vehicle was seized by Border Patrol.