Around $1M in pot seized in southwestern NM


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. 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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