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Agents seize nearly $10 million worth of marijuana from big rig at Texas border crossing

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently seized more than two tons of marijuana from a semi truck in Laredo, Texas.

The drug seizure took place September 14, 2023, at the World Trade Bridge facility in Laredo.

CBP agents referred a 2023 Freightliner tractor trailer manifesting home goods for a closer inspection.

Using a non-intrusive inspection system and a physical search of the vehicle, officers uncovered 177 packages containing a total of 4,466 pounds of alleged marijuana within the trailer.

The estimated street value of the marijuana is $9,904,204.

The marijuana was seized by CBP.

The case was handed over to Homeland Security Investigations.

“Our CBP officers continue to maintain strict vigilance in our cargo environment and this week they came up big, with a seizure of more than two tons of marijuana,” said Port Director Albert Flores, Laredo Port of Entry. “We have not seen as much marijuana lately compared to the harder narcotics but it underscores the ever changing nature of the drug threat our officers face on a daily basis.”

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