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800 Pound Pot Bust at Border

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POSTED: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 1:10pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 8:55pm

EL PASO - "Chip" the drug-sniffing dog is getting the credit for an 800 pound marijuana bust on the border.

Customs officers seized the pot from a bus heading to the U.S. after the dog alerted them to the drugs.

"This CBP drug seizure struck a blow against a smuggling organization on multiple levels," said William Molaski, CBP El Paso Port Director. "Not only did the organization lose a sizeable drug load but also the use of a significant asset in the form of a commercial bus."

CBP officers arrested the driver from Tonala, Jalisco, Mexico.

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