Drug smugglers attempting to move nearly 300 pounds of marijuana into the U.S. deployed potentially deadly weapons against pursuing Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents. Two days later, a pair of human smugglers used their vehicle as a weapon and struck a Border Patrol vehicle — injuring the agent inside.
Border Patrol agents working in south Laredo, Texas, responded to a call of suspicious activity on May 1. After responding, the agents observed a black Chevrolet Suburban in the area. When the agents attempted to stop the SUV, the vehicle fled and occupants threw out dangerous devices known as caltrops, according to information obtained by Breitbart Texas from U.S. Border Patrol officials.