SIERRA BLANCA -- A driver was taken into custody after 500 pounds of marijuana was found in a trailer under a Chevrolet Camaro.
According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a Dodge Ram pulling a car hauler with a Camaro entered the primary inspection lane at the Sierra Blanca immigration checkpoint on Monday afternoon.
A Border Patrol canine at the checkpoint alerted agents to the trailer, indicating either hidden drugs or stowaways.
Agents used a non-intrusive device called the Z-Backscatter to x-ray the vehicle and found anomalies in the floor of the car hauler.
A search then found more than 400 vacuum sealed bags of marijuana weighing a total of 521 pounds. The marijuana was valued at $417,000.
The driver, a Mexican national who lived near Houston was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration in El Paso for further investigation.