By Jordann Lucero - Producer
March 3, 2010
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers say they found 18.6 pounds of marijuana hidden in a chess board Tuesday. A drug sniffing dog alerted officers to a Dodge Stratus crossing at the Paso Del Norte bridge. Officers tracked its activity to a chess board inside. Officers opened it to find18 marijuana-filled bundles.
The driver of the car, a 32-year-old Juarez man, was turned over to the El Paso Police Department.
“Drug smuggling is not a game, despite the appearance of this failed effort,” said William Molaski, CBP El Paso Port Director. “CBP officers remain vigilant knowing that even the most innocent looking item could pose risk.”
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