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Border Patrol finds $2 million in marijuana hidden in sheet metal rolls


Agents with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) recently made a major drug bust after inspecting a semi truck hauling rolled sheet metal.

The drug discovery was made last weekend at the Port of Nogales, in Nogales, Arizona, according to a press release from CPB on April 23.

Officials say that a 45 year old Mexico-based semi truck driver hauling rolled sheet metal attempted to cross the border through the Mariposa commercial facility on Saturday, April 20.

After a canine alerted to the truck, officers discovered 600 bundles of marijuana hidden within the steel rolls.

The total weight of the seized marijuana was 4100 pounds. The estimated street value of the seized drugs is approximately $2.1 million.

The semi truck driver was arrested and turned over to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigation.

The semi truck and trailer were seized by federal authorities.

The incident remains under investigation.


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