Around $1M in pot seized in southwestern NM

Marijuana

LORDSBURG, N.M. (AP) – Federal officials say Border Patrol agents recently seized more than $1 million worth of marijuana in southwestern New Mexico.

KVIA-TV in El Paso reports that agents found the drugs after spotting a Ford F-350 driving from the Bootheel south of Lordsburg.

Authorities say Mexican nationals 27-year-old Luis Carlos Luna Marquez and 41-year-old Luis Arturo Enriquez Espinoza were arrested after attempting to flee.

Officials say agents searched the truck and found 1,607 pounds of marijuana, valued at more than $1.2 million.

Authorities say the truck was reported stolen out of Tucson, Arizona.

It was not known if the two men had attorneys.

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