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Border Patrol agents make first bust of 2018 seizing over two and half tons of marijuana at World Trade Bridge

January 8, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Border Patrol agents make first bust of 2018 seizing over two and half tons of marijuana at World Trade Bridge

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U.S. Border Patrol agents began the new year with a notable seizure of narcotics in the cargo environment; over two and a half tons of marijuana that was seized at World Trade Bridge.

According to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection press release, the seizure took place on January 2nd when a CBP officer referred Freightliner tractor pulling Stoughton trailer with a shipment of drywall for a secondary inspection.

A non-intrusive imaging system, canine, and physical examination by Border Patrol agents led to the discovery of 459 bundles with 5,164 pounds of marijuana.

The marijuana is worth an estimated street value of $1,032,635.

The narcotics were seized, and the case was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations special agents for further inquiry.

“Amid heavy traffic, as travelers return from the holiday, our officers at World Trade Bridge continued to maintain vigilance and their perseverance led to the seizure of more than 5,000 pounds of marijuana,” Acting Port Director Albert Flores of the Laredo Port of Entry stated.

“This seizure illustrates the seriousness of the threat our officers face every day and their commitment to security,” Flores added

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