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Border Patrol agents in Alamogordo find 3 pounds of cocaine hidden in truck’s battery

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Border Patrol agents found cocaine hidden a truck's battery

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.

Crime / New Mexico / News

David Burge



    1. The dog did a good job. They are hard to fool. Problem is that as they were doing the paperwork at the jail another 20 to 30 tons of it entered the country.

      1. Nah! As far as on the ground the Cargo Search Backscatter XRay systems took care of most of that. There are several mobile and fixed systems in El Paso and all along the 2200 mile U.S./Mexico border. Get out of your bubble libturd.

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