NM Agents Seize Over Half A Million In Drug Busts
February 29th 2012 · 0 Comments
The first incident occurred Friday morning at the Highway 54 Border Patrol checkpoint near Alamogordo, NM. Mexican citizen Jose Angel Villanueva-Gomez, 48, was arrested after a canine initiated a positive alert, subsequently leading to the discovery of cocaine bundles. The bundles, weighing in at just over 12 pounds, were valued at approximately $394,240.
In a separate incident later that afternoon, agents working north of Las Cruces, NM at the I-25 Border Patrol checkpoint, arrested Dushane Dawson, 36, after a canine alert led to the discovery of over 200 pounds of marijuana. The load was valued at about $168,000.
A version of this column originally appeared in www.kdbc.com.
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