Drug Smugglers Set Free For Lack Of Money To Prosecute (VIDEO)

Source: Anna Werner / CBS News

BROOKS COUNTY, Texas – The Border Patrol is as busy as ever catching smugglers hauling drugs from Mexico. But many who are caught are now being given a free pass.

Brooks County Sheriff Rey Rodriguez took us on Texas Highway 281. This is a major route for smugglers bringing narcotics into the United States from Mexico. He acknowledges that drugs come up here every day and in multiple loads.

Each year the Border Patrol checkpoint seizes hundreds of thousands of pounds of marijuana.

“We have ’em put it in spare tires and gas tanks,” said a Border Patrol agent, whose voice and identity has been disguised because the agent feared of being fired for telling us what happens next – that up to 60 smugglers a month are being let go.

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