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41 Pounds of Marijuana Seized at Salton City Border Checkpoint

BluntKilla

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On Wednesday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol agents arrested Lorena Atienza, a Calexico resident, while attempting to smuggle 41 pounds of marijuana through the Highway 86 Border Patrol Checkpoint.

A 2006 silver Toyota Avalon drove into the primary checkpoint and underwent an initial inspection.

The inspecting agent referred the vehicle to secondary for further inspection. In secondary, a Border Patrol K-9 alerted to the trunk area. Portable x-ray technology helped find the location of the marijuana. A search resulted in the discovery of 17 packages of marijuana hidden in the Avalon’s spare tire.

A total of 41 pounds of marijuana was seized, with a value of $32,480.

The 42 year-old driver, a naturalized U.S. Citizen, was turned over to the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force along with her vehicle and the marijuana.


Newshawk: BluntKilla - 420Magazine.com
Source: The Desert Sun
Pubdate: December 21, 2006
Copyright: 2006 The Desert Sun
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Website: thedesertsun.com | Palm Springs hometown newspaper, covering Coachella Valley, California
 
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