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CBP Makes $2.4 Million Drug Seizure


POSTED: Friday, April 1, 2011 - 11:51am

UPDATED: Friday, April 1, 2011 - 5:33pm

EL PASO - Customs and Border Protection officers working at El Paso area ports of entry made two cocaine and seven marijuana seizures Thursday.

CBP officers confiscated approximately 19 pounds of cocaine with a value of $614,400, and 775 pounds of marijuana with a value of $1.8 million during the course of the day.

14 pounds of cocaine were seized in a single bust when inspectors found the drug in the left rocker panel of a car.

Officers arrested the driver, Elizabeth Melendez. She was turned over to Drug Enforcement Agency special agents to face federal charges including importation of a controlled substance and possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. 

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