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Over 450 Pounds of Marijuana Seized at Presidio Checkpoint

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

PRESIDIO - Smuggler took great lengths and expense to hide a lot of marijuana but customs agents in Presidio found it anyway.

They discovered 474 pounds of marijuana in the beams of a gooseneck trailer.

The drugs have a street value of nearly $380,000.

Customs agents made the bust on Monday night when a pickup hauling the trailer came through the checkpoint.

They noticed something looked funny on the trailer and drilled into the beam.

That's when they found the drugs.

An X-ray showed several other stashes.     

The driver, 51-year-old Jesus Rodriguez Aguirre of Chihuahua City, Mexico, was arrested.

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