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Cocaine found in truck at New Mexico border port

Created: 03/21/2014 3:33 PM
By: The Associated Press

SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) - Federal officers seized nearly 29 pounds of cocaine with an estimated street value of $915,000 that was hidden in a pickup truck being driven into the United States from Mexico at a crossing in southern New Mexico.         

Customs and Border Protection says officers found the cocaine Thursday in a pickup truck at the Santa Teresa port of entry.           

Port Director Ray Provencio says a dog alerted to the firewall area of the truck after an officer selected the vehicle for secondary inspection.          

Drilling into the firewall area produced a white powdery substance that tested positive for cocaine, and 12 bundles of cocaine were then found in a hidden compartment.           

A 40-year-old man from Mexico was arrested.

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