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Over 1000 bundles of marijuana being stacked by U.S. Border Patrol Agents (U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

Border Patrol agents from the El Centro Sector seized a tractor-trailer with over 14 tons of marijuana valued at more than $22.6 million dollars.

The discovery was made Tuesday evening after a canine team from the Indio station alerted to a large tractor-trailer at the Highway 86 checkpoint near Salton City.

Agents used a large scale imaging system to scan the truck’s cargo area.

Inside they discovered multiple wooden crates filled with several bundles containing what appeared to be illegal narcotics.

In total, agents uncovered over 1100 bundles of marijuana weighing approximately 28,300 pounds.

This is the largest marijuana seizure in El Centro Sector Border Patrol’s history and one of the top checkpoint seizures nationwide.

The 35-year old driver of the vehicle was placed under arrest and turned over to the DEA along with the marijuana and tractor-trailer.

Three weeks ago, customs officers at the Otay Mesa cargo facility discovered 2,330 pounds of marijuana hidden in boxes of hot sauce.

Federal officials say a 39-year-old male Mexican citizen and resident of Tijuana, entered the cargo port driving a 1991 Freightliner tractor, pulling a trailer with cargo manifested as hot sauce.

Customs officers ran the tractor trailer through the port’s x-ray imaging system that showed anomalies with the cargo.

When officers unloaded the shipment they discovered 123 wrapped packages of marijuana, commingled with bottles of hot sauce.

The marijuana has a street value of $1.4 million.

The driver was arrested at the scene.

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4 Responses to " 14 tons of marijuana seized by U.S. Border Patrol "

  1. Steve says:

    Hiliarious,

    spending there time capturing a plant that is harmeless. Nice fake set up usa

    hooraaw

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  2. JanB says:

    It’s about time, drugs are legalized. After all, coffee and alcohol are drugs as well, and perfectly legal. What is punishable only should regard (bad) behavior under influence. But the bogus “war on drugs” is highly profitable and a great excuse to meddle in the affairs of any country “suspected” (snicker) of producing drugs. Remember that the Taliban had cleared Afghanistan from poppies (and the heroin produced from it)? Thanks to another bogus war, “on terror”, Afghanistan now is the world’s number one heroin producer.

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  3. welder says:

    What a waste, it is cold and I could do with some more firewood LOL

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  4. Baby Algebra says:

    :-x DELIVER US FROM THIS WAR ON DRUGS. LET’S USE THIS EFFORT TOWARD MAKING SURE THAT PEOPLE HAVE ENOUGH CLEAN WATER.

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