180 Pounds of Marijuana Seized at Bridge Crossing

POSTED: Friday, March 20, 2009 - 8:56am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:32pm

Border Patrol agents busted a man from Grand Prairie, Texas for trying to smuggle in almost $150,000 dollars worth of marijuana.

Officers working the Progreso International Bridge seized more than 180 pounds of marijuana on Tuesday when a narcotics dog sniffed out the pot from a gas tank of a van. Agents found two metal boxes containing four large blocks of marijuana. A 47 year-old driver was arrested and faces federal drug charges.

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