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Border Patrol finds stash of drugs in New Mexico desert

Border Patrol agents found about 139 pounds of marijuana in southwest New Mexico. (U.S. Border Patrol/TNS)
November 27, 2020

U.S. Border Patrol agents last week discovered burlap sacks containing marijuana in the mountains of southwest New Mexico.

About 6 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20, agents near Lordsburg were alerted by sensor technology of a possible illegal entry from Mexico to the United States. Agents on horse patrol as well as canine teams responded.

The agents found three sets of footprints which they tracked for 10 miles over mountainous terrain. The agents discovered three large burlap sacks partially hidden from view on the rocky mountainside. The burlap sacks were transported back to Lordsburg for processing. Inside, agents found about 139 pounds of marijuana with a street value of $111,200.

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The agents continued to search the mountainous area for people, but were unable to locate them.


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