Both of these busts happened on the U.S. 67 checkpoint just south of Marfa. Border Patrol say that an Andrews resident was stopped Thursday morning, and a K-9 indicated narcotics. That's when agents found a secret compartment in the bed of a pick up, carrying more than 1000 pounds of marijuana. That's worth more than $900,000.
Then, Friday morning, a Presidio man was stopped with more drugs hidden in a secret compartment, worth over $500,000. In total, 1800 pounds of marijuana were seized.