Nogales CBP officers seize significant amount of marijuana hidden inside tractor trailer cargo

Nogales CBP officers seize significant amount of marijuana hidden inside tractor trailer cargo
Source: (U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13) - U.S. Customs and Border Protection of Nogales seized nearly 2.1 million dollars in marijuana over the weekend.

Officers referred a tractor trailer being driven by a 45-year-old Mexican national when he attempted to enter the United States through the Mariposa commercial facility, Saturday afternoon.

A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted officers to nearly 600 bundles of marijuana concealed within a shipment of rolled sheet metal. The drugs are identified as more than 4,100 pounds of marijuana.

Officers seized the tractor trailer and the drugs. The driver was arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations pending further investigation.

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