• December 1, 2021
 Border Patrol Agents seize drugs, firearms at Alamogordo checkpoint

Photo courtesy U.S. Border Patrol

Border Patrol Agents seize drugs, firearms at Alamogordo checkpoint

Earlier this week, U.S. Border Patrol agents seized marijuana and two guns at the Highway 70 Checkpoint, just outside of Alamogordo, New Mexico.

On May 9th, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Alamogordo station encountered a pickup truck with two persons at the U.S. Border Patrol Immigration Checkpoint on U.S. Highway 70.

According to officials, agents searched the truck and found 4.73 kilograms of marijuana, valued at $8,348, along with two 9mm pistols.

Agents say both occupants were United States Citizens with extensive immigration and criminal histories.

“This seizure highlights the outstanding work El Paso Sector agents assigned to our checkpoints perform every day in preventing illegal narcotics and firearms from reaching our local communities,” said U. S. Border Patrol El Paso Sector Chief Gloria I. Chavez.

“Strong and effective partnerships with state and local law enforcement agencies are vital to combating the illicit trafficking attempts conducted by
transnational criminal organizations operating along our Southwest border.”

The vehicle, weapons and narcotics were transferred over to the Otero County Narcotics Enforcement Unit.

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