ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Two busts on the Mexico-New Mexico border this week netted nearly 300 pounds of marijuana and three arrests.
In an unusual twist it was a Mexico-bound driver and passenger were stopped Monday at the Santa Teresa border crossing in Doña Ana County, the El Paso Times reported.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers quoted the driver as saying he was lost and trying to find Santa Teresa. A check of the trunk revealed two sacks containing 113 pounds of pot, according to CBP.
Border agents were checking southbound traffic for unreported cash, guns and ammunition at the time.
The two men, both from New Mexico, were arrested.
In neighboring Luna County agents at Columbus reported seizing 177 pounds of pot Monday night hidden in the rims of a pickup.
The drugs were found during a scan of the northbound truck at the Columbus port of entry.
The truck driver was arrested.
Officials said the two loads had a combined value of $232,000.
An Albuquerque Police officer involved shooting over the weekend marks the fifth since late October and city officials are taking notice.
A woman was stolen from her daughter's car, a woman who died more than five years ago.
Albuquerque police shot and killed a man Sunday night after responding to an assault call near UNM.
Deputies were led on a chase around 4 p.m. Monday after a person called 911 to report their vehicle had been stolen and was being driven recklessly around Albuquerque.
New Mexico could have hundreds of millions of dollars more to spend as legislators get ready to put together next year's budget in the upcoming legislative session.
Organizers of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl are hoping to shed the disappointing attendance numbers that weighed down the event last year when the Colorado State Rams and the Washington State Cougars face off Dec. 21.