Three tons of pot seized at border
CALEXICO – Border authorities announced Sunday that they seized more than 6,000 pounds of marijuana with a street value of $5.9 million and arrested the driver of a truck where the drugs were found mingled with a shipment of door knobs.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers made the seizure about 7 p.m. Friday at the Calexico Port of Entry’s secondary cargo inspection area.
A canine team alerted officers about the possibility of drugs inside a 1998 trailer. Officers found 458 wrapped packages of marijuana concealed in 67 cardboard boxes.
The driver, described as a 30-year-old Mexicali man, was arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents for further investigation.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2009 AT 2:32 P.M.