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Border Patrol Agents Seize 4 Tons of Marijuana

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.  More from

November 7, 2008 Posted by | BOLO and Crime, Border Security, Mexican Truck Pilot Program, NAFTA, NAU, trucking | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Laredo Trucks Drivers, Others Charged in Massive Human Smuggling Scheme


They are believed to have smuggled hundreds of illegal immigrants into the United States but now, 41 truck drivers, guides, brokers, recruiters and smuggling leaders are facing criminal charges.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) special agents started the investigation in Laredo but made the arrests across several American cities over the last seven weeks.

Investigators said the group used truck drivers to smuggle at least 376 illegal immigrants from Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras into the United States.

Most of the immigrants were discovered tractor trailers and attempting to pass through different checkpoints in and around Laredo.  More from KGBT

March 27, 2008 Posted by | BOLO and Crime, Border Security, illegal immigration, trucking | , , , , , | 1 Comment