PRESIDIO COUNTY, TX (KWES) - One man was arrested following a failed drug smuggling attempt at the Presidio Port of Entry on Friday afternoon.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers made the seizure when a pickup truck towing an empty gooseneck trailer entered the port from Mexico around 12:15 p.m.
Authorities said the vehicle was referred for a thorough inspection when a CBP canine alerted to the presence of narcotics.
An X-ray was completed and showed anomalies in the frame rails.
That's when officers found 273 bundles of marijuana, weighing 283 pounds.
The driver of the vehicle, Jesus Andrews Gonzalez, 22, a Mexican national from Chihuahua City was arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement HSI agents to face charges.