Truck with $1.5 million worth of cocaine stopped near El Paso


EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – U.S. Border Patrol found nearly 50 pounds of cocaine in a truck that drove through Ysleta checkpoint early Tuesday morning.

A white Ford truck with temporary Oklahoma plates was stopped at around 4 p.m. at the border checkpoint east of El Paso.

According to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection news release, a drug-sniffing dog inspected the vehicle and discovered 49.05 pounds of cocaine.

The drugs were hidden below a trap door that was leading to the truck’s fuel tank.

The driver was a 23-year-old man who is a U.S. citizen. He was arrested on the spot and is awaiting criminal prosecution by the Drug Enforcement Administration. His name was not released by Border Patrol.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

KTSM Video Center

EPISD board of trustees want to discuss Cabrera lawsuit

El Pasoans wait hours in drive-thru line to get free flu shots amid a sharp coronavirus spike

First-time voters

funeral homes prepare for deaths surge

Cabrera, Fenenbock named in Lawsuit

Montwood grad gets chair turn with Juan Gabriel hit on 'The Voice'

More El Paso News
Advertise with KTSM 9 Link

More crime

More Crime

More from Border Report

More Border Report