$678,000 WORTH OF MARIJUANA SEIZED BY BORDER PATROL
U.S. Border Patrol agents prevented multiple bundles of marijuana from being smuggled in the U.S.A. The incident occurred during the late afternoon of November 2, 2020 in Laredo, Texas.
Agents observed a suspicious van approaching the banks of the Rio Grande River. The vehicle sped away from the river as agents observed two individuals returning to Mexico.
The van attempted to flee in one direction, but when the driver saw additional agents approaching, he drove back towards the river. Agents located the van abandoned near the riverbanks and discovered 10 bundles of marijuana inside.
The bundles had an approximate weight of 848.1 pounds with an estimated street value of $678,480. Border Patrol seized the van and turned over the contraband to the Drug Enforcement Administration.