Filed Under:  Border Patrol, Customs And Border Protection, New Mexico

Border bust yields pot-packed pickup

July 13th 2012   ·   5 Comments

SANTA TERESA, N.M. (KRQE) – When federal agents searched a pickup truck crossing the border into New Mexico they found 319 pounds of marijuana hidden in the truck body, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Wednesday.

The bust took place Saturday at the Santa Teresa border crossing in Doña Ana County.

Eleuterio Pina Aguirre of Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chih., was trying to enter the United States in a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado when the truck was selected for inspection, according to a statement from CPB.  A drug-sniffing dog then alerted to the odor of narcotics, the statement added.

CBP agents eventually pulled 226 bundles of pot from the floor and bed of the pickup.

Pina was taken into custody pending the filing of federal charges.


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Readers Comments (5)

  1. But remember, these are the ones the drug cartels allow to be caught. think “false flag.”

  2. I’m seeing about 50 Kilo bricks, thats 110 lbs Charles. @ a quantity value of +/- $17,500. The cartells are compelled by greed and made thier money when the mari. left thier hands. This bust was made on a subordinate runner and probably not the top of his chain.

  3. Seems like we would wise up and leagalize so this kind of traffic would be obsolite.

  4. Bruce DeLapp says:

    Legalize ‘American grown’ product only.

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