29 Pounds of Cocaine found in Tractor TrailerPosted on May 20, 2014
On Tuesday, May 20, 2014, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer at the Mariposa Commercial facility in Nogales, Arizona, referred a tractor-trailer for further inspection.
A positive canine alert led officers to conduct a thorough search of the vehicle. Twelve packages of cocaine, weighing almost 29 pounds, were subsequently located in a custom built compartment inside the tractor’s frame. The estimated street value of this find is $300,000.
The driver of the tractor-trailer, a 33-year-old Mexican national, was handed over to Homeland Security Investigations.