Drug smugglers make their presence known with a bang after their pick-up hits car

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Border patrol agents in Texas managed to foil a smuggling attempt last weekend after a suspicious car collided with another vehicle. Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to Laredo North Station were notified of a suspicious grey pick-up truck leaving an area in the western part of the city early on June 12, reports U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Responding to the alert, the agents found the pick-up near an area intersection, but the four suspects had already fled the scene. The driver of the blue sedan that had been hit did not require medical attention. Dubai tourist claims he believed big bags of bud were bananas Soldier arrested for attempting to smuggle cannabis and other contraband into prison Police discover half a kilo of weed stuffed in frozen chickens Upon closer examination of the truck, the agents discovered three bundles of marijuana in the bed of vehicle and two more inside the passenger compartment. In all, the five bundles weighed about 417 pounds (189 kilograms) with an estimated value of US$332,340 ($405,455), CBP reports. The contraband has since been turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration and the pick-up truck seized. It is not known if the occupants of the pick-up were residents of Texas or somewhere else. That said, Texas regularly witnesses drug-smuggling attempts. Just this week, CBP officers at the Brownsville Port of Entry intercepted suspected narcotics, combined to have an estimated street value of US$1.3 million ($1.6 million), in three separate enforcement actions. Those confiscations involved both cocaine and methamphetamine. Cannabis is also a frequent subject of CBP seizures. Last week, agents with the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol agents confiscated more than 945 pounds (429 kilograms) of cannabis during two separate seizures. In one incident, a wannabe weed smuggler was left swimming across the…

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