LAREDO, Texas – On June 4, 2018, Border Patrol Agents working with Webb County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) Deputies seized more than 900 pounds of marijuana after surveying a narcotics stash house. Once a search warrant was obtained for the residence, fifteen bundles of marijuana were found buried in a large man-made hole outside the house, and the remaining 29 packages were located inside the house.
The estimated value of the illegal drugs is estimated to be nearly three quarters of a million dollars – $736,800.00. The marijuana was turned over to WCSO and this interdiction illustrates the collaborative enforcement that takes place between the U.S. Border Patrol and its local partners.
"The seizure of these drugs attests to the great work the Laredo Sector Border Patrol does in collaboration with local law enforcement. We work side by side with our partners in law enforcement to keep illegal drugs out of the communities we all share. Our agents perform work around the clock to ensure that our border, our country, and our community is safe for everyone," said Division Chief Greg Burwell.
To report suspicious activity such as drug and/or alien smuggling, download the "USBP Laredo Sector" App or contact the Laredo Sector Border Patrol toll free telephone number at 1-800-343-1994.