Over 400 packages of marijuana weighing close to a ton was discovered in a seemingly empty tractor-trailer at the Otay Mesa cargo facility, border agents announced Wednesday. Drug-detecting dogs alerted U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers to 412 wrapped packages of pot in a 1996 Freightliner tractor Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. while the truck driver waited in line to be inspected at the U.S. – Mexico border, according to Angelica De Cima of the CBP public affairs.
“CBP officers then ran the trailer through the port’s imaging system, which showed anomalies with floor of the onveyance,” De Cima said in a statement. “An officer drilled the trailer floor and extracted a leafy green substance that field-tested positive for marijuana.” The 1,865 pounds of marijuana, valued at more than $1.1 million, was removed
from the non-factory floor compartments and seized by officers.
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