Smugglers don't stop to celebrate Thanksgiving
CORPUS CHRISTI — Border Patrol agents who made a major drug bust on Thanksgiving can thank the drug dog that helped them seize more than 1,100 pounds of marijuana.
The agents made the stop at the Falfurrias checkpoint Thursday after the drug dog indicated there were drugs inside the vehicle, according to a news release.
During a search agents found more than 1,100 pounds of marijuana hidden inside a spool of fiber optic wire.
The marijuana was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration, officials said.
“While we Americans enjoy our Thanksgiving holiday with our families, it is important to remember the agents who safeguard our communities,” said Acting Chief Patrol Agent Armando Mercado Jr.
By Katherine Rosenberg
November 26, 2010
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