Border agents seize $270K in marijuana in New Mexico desert


DEMING, N.M. (AP) – Agents with the U.S. Border Patrol have seized more than a quarter-million dollars of marijuana found abandoned in the southern New Mexico desert.

Agents spotted footprints crossing into the United States around noon Thursday while they were participating in a training session. They tracked the prints for about 3 miles until they came across two large bundles of marijuana under some brush.

A search ensued for the smugglers but it appeared from the tracks they headed back to Mexico.

Later that evening, agents working near Lordsburg found more footprints that led to nearly 250 pounds of marijuana. The drugs were inside six burlap-wrapped backpacks.

Authorities valued the two cashes of drugs at about $270,000. 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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