By: Special to The Laredo Sun
While an agent was conducting an immigration inspection of the tractor-trailer, a service canine alerted to possible hidden people or contraband. The tractor-trailer was sent to secondary for further inspection.
At secondary inspection, the agents discovered a false compartment toward the front of the trailer. Agents searched the false compartment and discovered 227 bundles of a substance that tested positive as marijuana.
The drug has an estimated street value of $2,216,320. The driver, marijuana, and tractor-trailer were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
To report suspicious activity such as drug and/or alien smuggling, contact the Laredo Sector Border Patrol at toll free telephone number at 1-800-343-1994.
Edited by: C.R.