Nearly 2 tons of marijuana found in trailer at Santa Teresa port

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SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers have seized nearly two tons of marijuana at a U.S.-Mexico border crossing in southern New Mexico.

CBP says officers working at the Santa Teresa port of entry seized over 3,800 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $3 million.

According to CPB, the seizure was made Wednesday when officers using an X-ray machine detected something odd about the floor of a big rig’s trailer.

The agents drilled into the floor and found marijuana, leading to the dismantling of the floor and the discovery of 727 bundles of marijuana.

CPB says the truck’s driver was arrested to face charges stemming from the failed smuggling attempt. 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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