EL PASO (December 11, 2013) Border agents in West Texas seized a 1966 Ford Mustang and arrested the driver after finding nearly 80 pounds of marijuana hidden under the front fenders.
Customs and Border Protection officials in El Paso say the pot was discovered in the iconic vehicle during an inspection at the Paso Del Norte border crossing.
Port Director Hector Mancha said it's a bit unusual to see drugs in a collectable or high-value car.
He said the drugs and the vehicle were confiscated and the driver, who’s from El Paso, was arrested during Saturday's incident.
CBP says the Ford Mustang was dismantled and compartments were discovered under the front fenders, containing dozens of plastic-wrapped bundles of marijuana.