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Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo North station disrupted an effort to smuggle 7,828 pounds of marijuana today.

Laredo, Texas -- Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo North station disrupted an effort to smuggle 7,828 pounds of marijuana today.
"Our agents remain vigilant in employing all available resources to keep drug and alien smugglers from succeeding," said Laredo Sector Chief Patrol Agent Carlos X. Carrillo.
Agents manning the checkpoint located on Interstate 35 north of Laredo conducted an immigration inspection of the driver of a tractor-trailer. A Border Patrol canine alerted agents to the trailer, indicating the possible presence of people or contraband.
The vehicle was referred for secondary inspection and examined by the Vehicle and Cargo Inspection System, which uses gamma rays to produce an image similar to an x-ray. The machine image showed several anomalies among a load of large cardboard boxes that were being transported in the cargo area.
Agents opened the sealed trailer and inspected the cargo. Many of the boxes contained cellophane-wrapped bundles mixed in with other cargo. Agents removed 264 bundles from the trailer. The bundles contained marijuana with a total weight of 7,828.2 pounds and an estimated street value of $6.2 million.
The driver, the truck and the marijuana were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
The driver faces possible felony drug smuggling charges. In addition to federal charges, the driver could also face a lifetime revocation of his Commercial Driver's License under the Texas Hold 'Em initiative.


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Your right that is $100 fine for each of the illegal aliens that were in the back of the truck also.
 
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