A monstrous marijuana load was seized Wednesday morning, June 21st, near San Luis Colorado. The drugs were found on a tractor trailer, headed for Tijuana.
22 tons of marijuana, 5 kilos of marijuana seeds, and 7 kilos of methamphetamine were found in a truck coming from Culiacan, Sinaloa. The marijuana was packaged into 2,256 separate packages. The truck was stopped at a military checkpoint, on its way to Tijuana. The driver of the truck was arrested.
This seizure follows the U.S. Navy finding 10 tons of pot floating in the Pacific, as well as the Mexican Navy finding another 2 tons of pot floating further south. 1.5 tons of pot were also seized from a home in Tijuana on Sunday.
A similar but much smaller bust of two tons of marijuana were seized from a trailer at a nearby checkpoint on June 6th. Those drugs were headed from Guadalajara to Tijuana.
San Luis Colorado is right across the state line from Baja California in Sonora state. San Luis is slightly less than a three hour drive east of Tijuana.
The Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional (SEDENA/ Ministry of National Defense) gave statements Thursday morning regarding the seizure.
K. Mennem, June 21, 2012
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