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3,000 Pounds of Pot Sized in Truck at San Luis


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The 1 1/2 tons of marijuana were seized from an apparently empty commercial tractor trailer after officers noted the driver acting suspicious during routine questioning, Officer Brian Levin said.

Once drug dog Ben picked up the odor of marijuana in the trailer, officers used the X-ray system to find a hidden compartment stuffed with 182 bundles with a street value of $5 million, Levin said.

The driver, a 45-year-old U.S. citizen whom Levin did not name, was turned over to Immigrations and Customs Enforcement while the drugs, his truck and trailer were seized, Levin said.

He said including the Thursday bust, officers at the San Luis port of entry have seized 3,695 pounds of marijuana and aborted 25 smuggling attempts since Oct. 1.

Source: Tuson Citizen (AZ)
Copyright: 2008 Tuson Citizen
Contact: letters@tucsoncitizen.com
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