search at a checkpoint on state Highway 359 in Laredo, TX, led U.S.
Border Patrol agents to marijuana bundles floating in a tanker truck
headed out of Laredo Aug. 1, the Laredo Morning Times reported.
driver, Laredo resident Jose Arturo Vergara, 24, was taken into
custody in connection with the 853-pound marijuana seizure. According
to authorities, the estimated street value of the marijuana was
reported Vergara pulled up to the Freer checkpoint at approximately
5:40 a.m. driving the tanker truck with Texas license plates. He
was referred to the secondary lane, where a drug-sniffing canine
alerted agents to the presence of narcotics within the tanker, according
to the criminal complaint.
look into the tanker revealed 22 cellophane-wrapped marijuana bundles
floating on top of a liquid, officials reported.