Feds seize almost 2 tons of marijuana at El Paso

December 13, 2012 3:33:50 AM PST
It was a big score for U.S. Customs agents who seized nearly two tons of marijuana from a semitrailer truck entering the United States at an El Paso border crossing.

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection statement Wednesday says 3,760 pounds of marijuana was found Tuesday afternoon in a trailer at the commercial cargo facility at the Bridge of the Americas.

The truck was hauling a cargo of copy paper when an X-ray examination raised suspicions. The statement says a drug-sniffing dog alerted to boxes of copy paper from which agents removed 322 bundles of marijuana with an estimated retail value of $3 million.

The statement says no arrests were made and the investigation continues.

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