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$186,000 in marijuana seized at Laredo Port of Entry

June 23rd 2012   ·   11 Comments

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Laredo Port of Entry on Wednesday seized what they believe to be 186 pounds of marijuana. The street value was estimated around $186,000.

The marijuana was discovered in a 1992 Ford Ranger XLT pickup driven by a 27-year-old Mexican citizen from Nuevo Laredo.

CBP officers conducted an intensive examination and discovered 36 packages containing 186 pounds of the narcotic hidden within the vehicle.

The driver was turned over to Homeland Security Investigations and the Laredo Police Department for further investigation.

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Readers Comments (11)

  1. Garth Ross says:

    Don’t worry—I’m sure it’s only for medicinal purposes.

  2. As far as drugs go that $$ value isn’t much, now if that was my pocket money I’d think it alot!

  3. keep letting them have citizenship and you’ll be seeing alot more of this crap.!!!!

  4. Linda Burns says:

    They just seized a huge amount of heroin in Austin, TX. They said the sellers were making $6,000 a day selling heroin here. We are thankful the marijuana was seized and didn’t make it across!

  5. You mean ombummer allows this

  6. No obumer said its all Bush’s fault. Glad they removed the drugs from the street.

  7. Perhaps those drug dealers should be added to the list illegal aliens that became American Citizens a few days ago….Easier access to our country! ( SARCASM)

  8. Was it a shippment to the White House ?

  9. that might have made me mad at one point. concentrate on Heroin, cocaine

  10. Heath Poland says:

    what about xanax or jack daniels?

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