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Cocaine seized at border

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SANTA TERESA – Federal agents seized nearly 29 pounds of cocaine with an estimated street value of $915,000 that was hidden in a pickup truck being driven into the United States from Mexico at a crossing in southern New Mexico.

Customs and Border Protection said agents found the cocaine Thursday in a pickup truck at the Santa Teresa port of entry.

Port Director Ray Provencio said a dog alerted to the firewall area of the truck after an officer selected the vehicle for secondary inspection.

Drilling into the firewall area produced a white powdery substance that tested positive for cocaine, and 12 bundles of cocaine were then found in a hidden compartment.

A 40-year-old man from Mexico was arrested.

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