By: Special to The Laredo Sun
Citizen from Waco, TX, at the primary inspection lane. A canine alerted to the tractor-trailer which was subsequently referred to secondary inspection during which an x-ray scan of the vehicle showed anomalies in an aftermarket compartment.
Agents performed a physical inspection of the false compartment and discovered several bundles encased in cellophane wrapping that tested positive for marijuana.
The contraband weighed 3,015.92 pounds and has a street value of $2,412,736.00 USD.
The narcotics, vehicle and subject 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 toll free telephone number at 1-800-343-1994.