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Smugglers tried to use Hurricane Dolly as a cover in at least three attempts to move drugs or illegal aliens through Texas, border officials said Wednesday.

About 9,600 pounds of marijuana was found buried under cotton seeds on a truck on U.S. 77 at the Border Patrol's Sarita checkpoint south of Kingsville, Texas, said Lloyd Easterling, a spokesman for Customs and Border Protection.

Officials said the marijuana, with a street value of $8 million, may have been smuggled into the United States before the storm hit land and then moved inland Wednesday to take advantage of the bad weather. Read full article »

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