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12 pounds of cocaine found, 2 men arrested in El Paso traffic stop

Two men were arrested after officers making a traffic stop found 12-pounds of cocaine in their SUV, El Paso police announced Monday.

32 –year old Mauro Pena-Ibarra and 29 –year old Juan Esteban Montes are jailed under $75,000 bond each on drug trafficking charges.

Police said the pair were pulled over on the evening of July 3 in a 1994 Ford Bronco for a traffic violation. A search of the vehicle by a police dog then discovered five kilos (or 12 pounds) of cocaine on the rear floorboard, police said.

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