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Border Protection Officers in Presidio Seize Over 140 Pounds of Marijuana Found in Ceiling of a Vehicle

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PRESIDIO - Border Protection Officers in Presidio seized more than 140 pounds of marijuana from the ceiling of a vehicle.

The discovery was made on Saturday night when a SUV tried to come in from Mexico.

After officers spoke with the driver and scanned the vehicle with an x-ray system, they found about 200 tape-wrapped bundles of marijuana hidden in a ceiling compartment.

The drugs have a street value of more than $100,000.

A Mexican National was turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents for the failed smuggling attempt.