CBP officers find 300 pounds of pot in commercial truck at Santa Teresa port

Border Crime

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized 352 pounds of marijuana Tuesday afternoon at the Santa Teresa commercial facility.

CBP officers said located the a load of pot in the frame of a flat-bed trailer attempting to enter the U.S. from Mexico.

According to a release, a CBP officer noticed irregularities during the first inspection and referred the vehicle for an intensive inspection.

The second inspection confirmed the presence of narcotics, and CBP officers found 130 bundles of marijuana from beams that were a part of the trailer, a release said.

“Although anti-terrorism is our primary mission, we remain vigilant to ensure commercial entries are safe and that cargo and conveyances are free of contraband,” said CBP Santa Teresa Port Director Fernando Thome. “I commend the attentiveness of the CBP officers for finding narcotics in what was manifested as an empty trailer.”

According to officials, the drugs were seized and the case remains under investigation.

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