MARFA, Texas - An Amarillo man is in jail after he was arrested for trying to smuggle 910 pounds of marijuana through a Border Patrol checkpoint.
A Marfa Station K-9 alerted to a horse trailer being towed behind the man's pickup at the Highway 67 Checkpoint south of Marfa. Agents searched the trailer and discovered a compartment containing 193 bundles of marijuana. Also in the trailer were two horses and a dog.
The man driving the truck was a Legal Permanent Resident of the United States originally from Mexico. He was accompanied by a woman who is a U.S. citizen.
The marijuana has a street value of $728,480.