BROWNSVILLE — Two men found asleep on top of bundles of marijuana face federal drug charges in the Southern District of Texas.
The men have detention hearings scheduled for Thursday afternoon. They are charged with conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute the marijuana.
According to the complaint, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent was following footprints left by six people early Saturday morning when he came upon the group sleeping atop bundles of marijuana. Four of the men fled, but two were detained.
The men told authorities they had entered the U.S. illegally and had taken turns carrying the bundles until they stopped to rest. Authorities seized more than 350 pounds of marijuana.