CBP seizes 399 pounds of marijuana and 9.95 pounds of cocaine at the border

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EL PASO -- According to CBP, they seized a total of 399 pounds of marijuana and 9.95 pounds of cocaine on five different seizures Tuesday.

They also apprehended four NCIC (National Crime Information Center) fugitives and made three seizures of counterfeit goods during a 24- hour period.

The largest seizure was made at the Ysleta crossing where they confiscated 114 pounds of marijuana from a border crosser.

According to CBP, the bust was made when a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu entered the port from Mexico.

A CBP officer at the primary inspection booth noted bundles in the quarter panel of the car and sent the vehicle to the secondary inspection area for further review.

An x-ray scan identified anomalies in multiple locations.

CBP officers then removed 101 marijuana-filled bundles from the bumpers, quarter panels and air filter of the car.

CPS then arrested the driver, a 24-year-old woman who was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement HSI special agents to face charges associated with the failed drug smuggling attempt.

Beverly Good, CBP, El Paso Port Director stated in a release that “CBP officers are focused, vigilant and hard at work keeping our nation safe.”