- Associated Press - Thursday, July 28, 2016

SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) - Authorities say federal officers at a southern New Mexico border crossing found nearly half a ton of marijuana concealed inside metal pipes being hauled on a flatbed trailer.

Customs and Border Protection say officers found 928 pounds of marijuana in six containers Tuesday after they used an x-ray, a drug-sniffing dog and a drill to inspect the pipes at the Santa Teresa port of entry.

The marijuana was in six non-metal containers inside the pipes.

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