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Wed May 28, 2014
Marijuana Found At Border Crossing
Federal authorities say 156 pounds of marijuana found hidden in floor tiles has been seized at the southwestern New Mexico border.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Antelope Wells international crossing made the seizure Tuesday.
They say the marijuana was discovered in sealed boxes of the tiles inside a shuttle van.
CBP officers discovered the boxes contained full sheets of tile on the top and bottom, but cut pieces in between.
They say the cut pieces created a void which was filled with bundles of marijuana.
The estimated street value of the drugs was nearly $125,000.
Authorities say the shuttle driver and a passenger — both Arizona men — are in custody and been turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations special agents.
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