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CBP Officers Make a Dozen Drug Busts in Weekend Span

CBP Officers Make a Dozen Drug Busts in Weekend Span
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Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 3:42pm

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at El Paso ports of entry made a dozen drug busts this weekend.

Officers seized more than a thousand pounds of marijuana in 10 busts, 17 pounds of cocaine, and a small amount of heroin in one additional seizure.

The most significant bust was at the Santa Teresa port of entry inside a GMC pickup.
A drug-sniffing dog alerted officers to the engine area of the truck where CBP officers removed nine cocaine-filled bundles from the engine.

Officers arrested a Mexican citizen who was turned over to Homeland Security Investigations.
  

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