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CBP Discovers 5 Tons of Marijuana on Cargo Truck

By N0ly · Jul 27, 2008 · Updated Oct 13, 2008 · ·
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    CBP Discovers 5 Tons of Marijuana on Cargo Truck Print
    Saturday, 26 July 2008
    Calexico, CA. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Calexico east port of entry cargo facility seized more than five tons of marijuana found in a tractor-trailer rig that entered the port at about 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22, officials announced today.

    CBP officers found 469 wrapped packages of the narcotic weighing 10,224 pounds and valued at $4.6 million hidden in numerous boxes manifested as tools, instruments and parts, officials said.

    CBP officers ordered the tractor-trailer rig to the port’s gamma-ray facility for an intensive examination after the truck entered the U.S. from Mexico. The intensive examination revealed anomalies in the shipment so it was referred to the dock for off-loading of the merchandise.

    CBP officers discovered a green leafy substance concealed within boxes that field tested positive for marijuana.

    The driver, a 22-year-old Mexican male, was arrested by special agents of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and subsequently transported to the Imperial County Jail to await arraignment. The tractor-trailer and narcotics were seized by CBP.

    The seizure follows another incident on June 13 when CBP officers at the East port facility discovered over seven tons of marijuana on a cargo truck that entered the U.S. with a load of plastic articles. The driver, a 32-year old Mexican male, was arrested by ICE agents and the narcotics and conveyance were seized by CBP.

    Courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection



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