U.S. Border Patrol has released a press report stating that a cargo tank being pulled by a Kenworth tractor attempted to pass through the border checkpoint in Laredo, Texas Thursday.
During inspection, a K-9 unit let agents know something wasn’t right inside the tank. An x-ray scan of the vehicle confirmed the dog’s suspicion.
Found on board was 216 bundles of marijuana, weighing more than 5,734 pounds, with a street value of $4.6 million.
The driver was questioned regarding his immigration status, and was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
“I commend our Border Patrol agents for their continued dedication, vigilance and hard work they perform daily to protect our borders,” Chief Patrol Agent Mario Martinez said in a statement.
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