$2.1 Million Of Drugs Discovered In Load Of Sheet Metal, Trucker Arrested

Tucson, Arizona – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations, officers at the Port of Nogales seized nearly $2.1 million 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.

 

A Mexican national was arrested by CBP after 4,100 pounds of marijuana was discovered in a load of sheet metal. (Courtesy of CBP)

 

The drugs are identified as more than 4,100 pounds of marijuana with a value of nearly $2.1M.

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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