CBP Officers Confiscate Almost 300 Pounds of Pot Over Weekend

CBP Officers Confiscate Almost 300 Pounds of Pot Over Weekend
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POSTED: Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 7:06am

UPDATED: Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 7:09am

EL PASO – Almost 300 pounds of marijuana was seized at El Paso ports of entry this weekend, according to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesperson.


CBP officers confiscated 295 pounds of the drug in five separate busts, the biggest being 115 pounds of pot that was discovered inside a pickup truck driven by a 21-year-old from Chihuahua, Mexico.


The drugs were hidden in four metal containers concealed in the truck's gas tank.
 

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