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Two Tons Of Marijuana Found In Truck

Jim Finnel

Fallen Cannabis Warrior & Ex News Moderator
What appeared to be a truck hauling an empty container from Mexico turned into the seizure of more than 2 tons of marijuana, Customs and Border Protection reported Friday.

Officers confiscated 4,723 pounds of pot from the commercial truck. The rig arrived late Thursday at the Bridge of the Americas cargo facility. Officers doing an inspection noted a discrepancy in the interior and exterior length of the trailer, a CBP news release said.

A scan indicated a false compartment in the front of the trailer. A drug-sniffing dog also drew attention to the area, leading to a false front wall.

Behind the wall were 262 bundles of marijuana in a 3-foot deep compartment, authorities said.

The driver of the truck, 40-year-old man from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, was detained.

The last time CBP officers in El Paso made a larger drug bust was in 2005, when a 6,182-pound load of marijuana was seized, the news release said.

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