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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