LAREDO, Texas Border Patrol agents from the Laredo North station seized 394.2 lbs. of marijuana Wednesday night.

When agents responded to reports of suspicious activities near Mines Road, they encountered a blue Dodge van in the area. As the agents approached the van to conduct an immigration inspection of the two occupants, the driver and the passenger got out of the vehicle and ran toward the river.

The agents searched the area but could not locate them.

In the van, agents found six black duffel bags containing 30 cellophane-wrapped bundles of marijuana. The bags weighed a total of 394.2 lbs. and were worth an approximate street value of $315,360.

The van and the marijuana were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

To report suspicious activity such as drug and/or alien smuggling, contact the Laredo Sector Border Patrol toll free telephone number at 1-800-343-1994.