800 Pound Pot Bust at Border
POSTED: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 12:10pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 7:55pm
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.