Authorities Detain Driver on Federal Drug-Smuggling Charges 02/13/14
February 13, 2014
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A drill and a dog have helped officers at a Texas border crossing find almost 30 pounds of cocaine with a street value of nearly $1 million. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say a drug-sniffing dog alerted authorities to a pickup truck entering El Paso from Mexico. Officers drilled into the vehicle and recovered a white powder that tested positive for cocaine. Authorities detained the 19-year-old driver from El Paso on federal drug-smuggling charges.