Regional
11:08 am
Fri November 19, 2010

Customs Officers Nab Marijuana In Tractor-Trailer

SANTA TERESA, N.M. – Officers inspected a tractor-trailer Tuesday night as it entered the United States from Mexico. They noticed anomalies in the trailer's appearance and had a drug-sniffing dog, Murphy, do a search. Inside a non-factory compartment, officers found 123 bundles of marijuana.

The driver, a 36-year-old Mexican national, was arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.

He faces federal charges that include importation of a controlled substance and possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.