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CBP Officers in Texas Seize More Than 1,500 Pounds of Marijuana

Release Date: 
April 29, 2011

Marfa, Texas - Two Mexican citizens must have taken a wrong turn somewhere Thursday because they ended up in the custody of the Drug Enforcement Administration after they drove their marijuana-laden pickup into a Border Patrol Checkpoint. The two were apprehended at Alpine Station's Highway 385 Checkpoint, south of Marathon, Texas.

At about 2:20 p.m. on April 27, the two men driving a 2005 Ford F-150 pickup pulled into the checkpoint and were subjected to an immigration inspection. In the meantime, a Border Patrol K-9 team was alerted to the possibility of drugs.

The two men were transferred to secondary where they underwent a more thorough inspection. Agents found 38 metal boxes, which contained a total of 1,592 pounds of marijuana.

Along with the men, DEA took possession of the marijuana and the vehicle.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017