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CBP Officers in Calif. Discover 5 Tons of Marijuana on Cargo Truck

Calexico, Calif. – 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.  More from

Another excellent bust.  Our guys on the border are doing an outstanding job!


July 28, 2008 - Posted by | BOLO and Crime, Border Security, trucking | , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. And just another reason why our borders should never have been opened to just anyone wanting thru.

    Comment by Sunshine | July 31, 2008 | Reply

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