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Border agents seize nearly 600 pounds of marijuana

June 3, 2014

FORT HANCOCK, Texas (AP) — Border Patrol Agents in West Texas and southern New Mexico have confiscated nearly 600 pounds of marijuana in two separate incidents last week.

Agents near the Texas town of Fort Hancock seized 428 pounds of marijuana last Friday from a truck that had been traveling toward Interstate 10 from the U.S.-Mexico border. The driver, 60-year-old Jose Lopez, a naturalized U.S. citizen and his passenger, 52-year-old Tomas Anguiano-Vera of Mexico, were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration’s office in El Paso.

Earlier on Friday, agents in Lordsburg, New Mexico, seized 156 pounds of marijuana from three individuals who had been spotted crossing into the United States illegally near the town of Playas. All three individuals were turned over to the DEA’s office in Las Cruces.

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