Border patrol finds cannabis bundles worth nearly a million abandoned in the middle of nowhere

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A mighty load of weed dumped near a Texas town at the U.S./Mexico border surely had an intended recipient, but he or she wasn’t able to collect before customs officers showed up to spoil the party. After receiving a tip about possible narcotics smuggling, patrol agents reached the scene mid-afternoon on Nov. 23, notes a statement from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). There they found 959.56 pounds (435 kg) of cannabis bales with an estimated street value of US$767,648 ($997,942) sitting in the middle of nowhere, south of Zapata, Tex. Mexican trucker who claimed he had to smuggle weed into the U.S. to free his kidnapped wife handed three years in prison This little piggy not big enough to hide a ton of weed in commercial vehicle from Canada If someone drove into the river, would you? Yes… if your minivan had a half-ton of weed inside The weed was nicely packaged in 84 bundles and left abandoned in the bush. The drugs have since been turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The authorities suggested that if criminals keep unloading drugs onto U.S. land, officers will continue finding and seizing it. “Patrolling our borders remains a 24/7 operation, even during holidays and the COVID pandemic,” Matthew Hudak, sector chief patrol agent for CBP’s Laredo office, says in the statement. Despite COVID-19 and travel restrictions that have eliminated most cross-border traffic, “narcotics smugglers continue their brazen attempts to bring drugs into our country,” notes the CBP. Agents of the Laredo Sector “will continue to be vigilant in securing the nation’s borders and preventing the smuggling of drugs,” it adds. Earlier this month, the Laredo office discovered bundles containing 737 pounds (334 kg) of cannabis with an approximate street value of US$589,604 ($766,485) at the Freer, Tex. checkpoint. A…

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