- Associated Press - Friday, October 30, 2015

SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) - Federal officers discovered hundreds of pounds of marijuana hidden in walls of a horse trailer being towed across the U.S.-Mexico border at the crossing in Santa Teresa, New Mexico.

Customs and Border Protection said agents at the Santa Theresa port of entry found 215 bundles containing 552 pounds of marijuana valued at $441,600 during a search of the trailer Thursday.

CBP said agents at the Santa Teresa crossing on Thursday also found four bundles containing five pounds of cocaine valued at $160,000 in the air intake manifold of an SUV’s engine.

The agency says both drivers were arrested and turned over to Homeland Security Investigations agents to face smuggling charges.

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