Border agents seize half million in drugs

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DEMING, N.M. (AP) – Border Patrol agents have seized nearly half a million dollars’ worth of marijuana being smuggled across the border into southern New Mexico.

Officials say the drugs were found in a five-day span over the last week.

On Monday, Deming Border Patrol Agents using infrared technology caught two men trying to sneak 94 pounds of marijuana through the brush in their backpacks.

Also over the past week, Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Lordsburg station discovered multiple bundles of marijuana in four separate incidents.

In each case, the subjects carrying the marijuana abandoned their attempts and were tracked walking back into Mexico. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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