Over 200 Pounds of Marijuana Seized by Border Patrol Agents

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

Border Patrol Agents make a big bust. More than two hundred pounds of marijuana were seized.

Big Bend Sector Border Patrol authorities say someone saw a white pickup truck being loaded with large square backpacks just west of Sanderson on Highway 90.

Later, the agents were able to find the truck and made a traffic stop in Fort Stockton and the driver wasn't even trying to hide the drugs.

The large bundles were stacked in the back seat of the truck.

A 35-year old man from Fort Worth and two other illegal immigrants from Mexico were arrested.

According to the indictment on the case, the Dallas-Fort Worth area is a common destination for narcotic and alien smuggling transported through the Big Bend area.