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6 tons of marijuana seized at U.S.-Mexican border

English.news.cn   2013-01-26 13:11:19            

HOUSTON, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- U.S. border patrol agents have seized more than six tons of marijuana at a border checkpoint in the U.S. state of New Mexico, in one of the agency's largest drug seizures, authorities said Friday.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency said border agents at the Lordsburg station in New Mexico, which borders Mexico, seized the drug this week after stopping four vehicles travelling in a caravan, according to the news website KOB.com.

Agents found in the vehicles about 13,000 pounds (6.5 tons) of marijuana, with a street value of about 10.9 million U.S. dollars, according to the report.

U.S. Homeland Security Investigations arrested two Mexican nationals, aged 39 and 29 respectively, in connection with the seizure, the report said.

Editor: Deng Shasha
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