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More than 10,000 pounds of marijuana seized from tractor-trailer

(Photo courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

Border Patrol agents seized more than 10,000 pounds of marijuana from a semi-truck in Laredo on Friday.

In collaboration with the Government of Mexico, the Laredo Sector Border Patrol Foreign Operations Branch stopped the trailer from crossing the large load through the Laredo Port of Entry. GoM officials had been monitoring the trailer and notified U.S. authorities.

A total of 423 bundles of marijuana were seized by the Mexican military. The drug load weighed about 10,083 pounds with a street value of about $8 million, according to a news release.

“This seizure clearly demonstrates the exceptional level of binational cooperation that the Border Patrol has with the Government of Mexico. We fully intend to continue this level of cooperation between both governments to locate and prevent the smuggling of illicit contraband,” said Jason D. Owens, Laredo Sector Chief Patrol Agent.

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