ALAMOGORDO, New Mexico – Border Patrol agents in Alamogordo discovered nearly three pounds of cocaine hidden in a pick-up truck’s battery during an inspection stop on Thursday.
According to the Border Patrol, a Ford F-150 truck approached the Alamogordo immigration checkpoint along U.S. Highway 54.
A canine alerted agents to the possible presence of narcotics in the vehicle.
During a further inspection by agents, they found a bundle inside the truck’s battery containing about three pounds of cocaine with an estimated street value of more than $80,000.
The driver, identified as a 31-year-old U.S. citizen, was arrested and turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for criminal prosecution.