$690,000 WORTH OF MARIJUANA FOUND HIDDEN IN TRUCK

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35 bundles of marijuana worth hundreds of thousands of dollars were seized at a border checkpoint

U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate 35 checkpoint seized a large amount of narcotics in Laredo, TX.

During the late afternoon of April 30, 2020 agents encountered a silver utility truck at the I-35 checkpoint. During the immigration inspection of the driver, a police dog alerted to the vehicle. The vehicle was referred to secondary inspections where, after a non-intrusive scan, agents discovered 35 bundles of marijuana hidden in several side compartments of the vehicle.

The bundles had a total weight of 862.66 pounds with an approximate value of $690,128. The case was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for prosecution.

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