U.S. Customs and Border Patrol said Monday that agents stopped a tractor-trailer carrying several vehicles at an immigration checkpoint near Alamogordo, N.M., last week Friday and seized more than $1.1 million worth of narcotics being transported illegally into the United States.
Agents were suspicious because one of the vehicles was damaged whereas the others were in noticeably good condition, CBP said in a news release. After using a canine unit and camera equipment to search the wrecked vehicle Honda CRZ, agents surveyed the trailer using X-ray and discovered the drugs in the rear-quarter panel.
The agents found six bundles containing nearly 15 pounds of heroin and roughly 4.6 pounds of cocaine valued at least $1.1 million, according to CBP.
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is investigating the case.