Texas man caught with $11 million in marijuana near border

Texas man caught with $11 million in marijuana near border

Credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Texas man caught with $11 million in marijuana near border

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by NBC Charlotte

WCNC.com

Posted on October 12, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Updated Sunday, Nov 10 at 6:13 PM

LAREDO -- Border Patrol agents in Laredo seized more than $11 million worth of marijuana at a checkpoint on Thursday.

Agents noticed the 18-wheeler make an abrupt U-turn after the driver saw that he was coming upon a temporary check point on I-83, just south of Laredo, according to a press release.

The driver, a man from Alice, Texas, was quickly pulled over and questioned. Agents said his box container was then searched after a service canine detected drugs and an X-ray scan also showed suspicious items inside.

Agents said they found 731 bundles of marijuana, weighing a total of 14,353.19 pounds. The street value of the drugs was estimated at $11,482,552.

The marijuana, vehicle and suspect were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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