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Officers find more than seven tons of marijuana hidden in California cargo port

Posted: 1:58 PM, Jun 08, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-08 20:30:19Z
Officers find more than seven tons of marijuana hidden in California cargo port

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa Cargo port in California seized over seven tons of marijuana worth $8.6 million hidden in a cargo shipment.

On June 6, Border patrol officers encountered a 45-year-old male Mexican citizen driving a tractor and trailer claiming he had a shipment of “metal racks”.

Border Patrol officers screened the trailer with a human-narcotic detector dog, the canine alerted.

Officers opened the trailer and found 722 packages hidden inside boxes, containing about 14,965 pounds of marijuana worth approximately $8.6 million.

Border Patrol officers seized the tractor, trailer, cargo shipment and narcotics.

The driver was turned over to Homeland Security.

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