Marfa, Texas - Border Patrol agents from the Marfa Sector seized 845 pounds of marijuana hidden in an auxiliary gas tank at the Highway 67 Checkpoint south of Marfa Wednesday, September 15. The discovery occurred during an immigration check about 9 a.m.
The driver of the pickup truck was a U.S. Citizen from Midland.
The drugs were hidden in metal containers located in an auxiliary fuel tank also loaded with diesel fuel in the bed of the pickup.
The driver, the vehicle and marijuana were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.