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Over 187 pounds of marijuana seized at Presidio Port of Entry

Photo of marijuana found inside stereo speaker. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection) Photo of marijuana found inside stereo speaker. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
Photo of where drugs were found in vehicle floor board. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection) Photo of where drugs were found in vehicle floor board. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
PRESIDIO, TX (KWES) -

Two drug busts at the Presidio Port of Entry resulted in over 187 pounds of marijuana seized.

We're told both of the busts occurred on Saturday.

The first bust happened around 1 p.m. when a Customs and Border Protection canine dog alerted to the presence of narcotics in a 2007 Pontiac G6.

Agents said an x-ray scan was completed and they found anomalies in the vehicle floor board.

That's when they found 111 bundles of marijuana weighing just over 126 pounds.

The driver of the vehicle, a 19-year-old from Chihuahua, City, Chihuahua, Mexico, was turned over to Homeland Security agents.

The second bust happened about eight hours later when a 1998 Ford Expedition was selected for an intensive inspection.

Further investigation inside the vehicle found 43 bundles of marijuana inside a stereo speaker. The total weight of the marijuana was just over 61 pounds.

The driver of the vehicle, a 24-year-old Fort Stockton resident, was also turned over to Homeland Security agents. 

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