$189,000 NARCOTICS SMUGGLING ATTEMPT INTERCEPTED

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Bales of marijuana valued at over $189,000 were seized during a Latino smuggling operation

Border Patrol agents prevented a narcotics smuggling attempt from entering the United States.

The incident occurred late in the afternoon on February 5, 2020 near Laredo, Texas. Federal agents received a report of individuals attempting to smuggle several bundles across the Rio Grande River near the Jefferson Water Treatment Plant.

Agents arrived and witnessed the suspects drop the bundles and return to Mexico. Agents seized three bundles of marijuana with an approximate weight of 236.9 pounds and an estimated street value of $189,592. 

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