Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents seized several bundles of marijuana while working checkpoint operations on Interstate Highway 35 Tuesday.
The seizure took place on October 23, just before
The driver and vehicle were then referred to the secondary inspection area, where agents discovered several bundles of suspected narcotics in a toolbox in the rear of the truck. The bundles were confirmed to contain marijuana, and the driver and narcotics were taken into custody.
The narcotics had a total weight of approximately 216 pounds, with a value of $172,640.
The narcotics and subject were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.