Two Men Arrested for Attempting to Smuggle Marijuana at Port of Entry

Two Men Arrested for Attempting to Smuggle Marijuana at Port of Entry
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POSTED: Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 7:37am

UPDATED: Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 7:39am

BROWNSVILLE - U.S. Custom officers seized more than 51 pounds of marijuana this past Sunday as two suspects attempted to smuggle the drug at a port of entry.

Custom agents stopped the suspects, who were occupying a 2002 Toyota 4-Runner, at the Brownsville/Matamoros port of entry and sent them to a secondary inspection. Agents there searched the vehicle and found more than 50 pounds of marijuana stashed in the gas tank. Officers then arrested 21 year-old Rolando Torres and 36 year-old Exquio Gutierrez and both were charged with possession of marijuana.

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