U.S. Border Patrol seizes 'BC Bud' near Chesaw

CHESAW – U.S. Border Patrol agents seized approximately $350,000 worth of high-grade marijuana also known as “BC Bud” near Chesaw on May 14.

While on patrol in the Chesaw area early Friday morning, a Border Patrol Agent observed a male walking southbound near the U.S./Canada border with three large duffel bags attached to a backpack that was strapped to his chest. When the agent approached the subject, he became combative and fled north towards Canada. Despite an extensive search by Border Patrol Agents and Canadian authorities, the subject could not be located.

The duffle bags contained over 65 pounds of marijuana that was meticulously packaged in 24 separate vacuum-sealed plastic bags.

If you have information on the suspect’s whereabouts or would like to report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol, community residents are encouraged to do so by sending a text message to “BORDERTIP” plus your tip to CRIMES (274637). Citizens can also submit tips through the web at www.tipsubmit.com. Tipsters will remain anonymous and cash rewards leading to an arrest or seizure may be offered.