Border officers conducting inspections at a railroad crossing in El Paso, Texas, discovered 195 pounds of marijuana and 5 pounds of cocaine on a train on Wednesday.
Customs and Border Protection officers and their accompanying drugged dogs were inspecting a train when the dogs detected a smell coming from one of the train’s carriages, the agency said.
Officers found 70 packages of marijuana, along with two packages of cocaine. The drugs were seized, but no arrests were made at the time, the CPB said. The investigation is continuing.
“All rail shipments entering the United States from Mexico are subject to multiple levels of enforcement. Each railcar is scanned by an X-ray system while CBP officers and CBP canine teams at the crossing inspect the train upon arrival,” El Paso Port Manager Ray Provencio said in an agency announcement regarding the seizure.
Another seizure was made at the same Burlington Northern Santa Fe crossing on November 9.
In this incident, 189 packs of methamphetamine weighing 215 pounds, worth approximately $420,000 on the street, were seized from a train.