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Agents find $1.5M in pot hidden in truck

  1. SmokeTwibz

    EAST COUNTY — U.S. Border Patrol agents at a Pine Valley checkpoint on Interstate 8 found more than $1.5 million worth of marijuana hidden behind a false wall in a big rig Sunday night.

    The nervous demeanor of the truck driver, a 55-year-old El Salvadoran man, led agents to take a closer look at the tractor-trailer, which arrived at the checkpoint about 11 p.m., Border Patrol spokeswoman Mary Beth Caston said.

    A drug-sniffing dog reacted to the trailer, and a search by agents turned up the false wall. Behind it: a little more than 1,000 pounds of pot with a street value of $1.5 million, Caston said.

    The driver and drugs were turned over to a multi-agency drug task force, and the Border Patrol seized the tractor-trailer.

    Written by, Teri Figueroa
    Nov. 5, 2012
    http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/nov/05/agents-find-15m-in-pot-hidden-in-truck/

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    SmokeTwibz
    My name is Jason Jones. I'm from Rochester, MN and I'm 35 years old. I scrap metal and work as grounds keeper at a local trailer park. In the winter, I shovel a bunch of driveways and sidewalks to make some extra money and to stay busy. In my free time, I try to find interesting articles about the war on drugs that I can post on Drugs-Forum, so that the information can reach a wider audience.

Comments

  1. Pain Hurts
    Sa wa special on TV .. i think Ntl Geo Canada?? and this is like 1 per minute going thru the borders every day 24/7 .. non stop... a drop of a drop in the global bucket. We have no clue just how much is out there.
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