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730.5 pounds of marijuana seized

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The New Mexico State Police seized 93 pounds of marijuana and drug paraphernalia Oct. 29 while doing a safety cab inspection on a 2019 Commercial Motor Vehicle at the Gallup Port of Entry, west of Gallup. They arrested driver Corey Green Thomas 49, of Cedar Hill, Tex.

Within the next three days, there were two separate incidents in which CMV drivers were arrested after safety inspections at the Gallup Port of Entry. State Police officers discovered 491 pounds of marijuana inside the trailer of one vehicle and 146.5 pounds of marijuana inside another. The two drivers picked up on Oct. 30 and Nov. 1 were Zheng Kuang, 30 of Baldwin Park, Calif., and Lekang Wang, 34, of Flushing, N.Y.