Officials find more than 200 pounds of marijuana hidden in truck


    PRESIDIO, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working in Presidio found 216 pounds of marijuana and arrested two people Friday morning.

    According to officials, a pick-up truck was searched and the drugs were found under a fake bed of the truck.

    “Using false bed compartments in pick-up trucks is commonly used by smugglers,” said Michael Neipert, CBP Presidio Port Director, “but officers experience coupled with state of the art detection equipment leads to failed smuggling attempts.”

    The driver, a 21-year-old American man and his passenger, a 65-year-old Mexican citizen, drove up to the inspection area around 7 a.m. that day.

    Officials say they noticed inconsistencies and sent the truck to the secondary inspection station, where an x-ray was used on the truck.

    Agents then drilled a hole in the bed, finding the 109 bundles of marijuana hidden inside.

    The two in the truck were arrested and processed.

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