PRESIDIO - U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers working at the Presidio port of entry seized 125 pounds of marijuana Tuesday night. The drugs have an estimated street value of $100,000.
22-year-old Manuel Alejandro Ramirez Rodriguez of Cuauhtemoc, Chihuahua, Mexico was arrested. He was arrested on federal charges in connection with the failed smuggling attempt.
A CBP officer decided to inspect the vehicle after Rodriguez appeared to be nervous during routine questioning. CBP officers used a fiber optic scope to look into the fuel tank of the truck and spotted a number of red flags.