Alberto Piedra Gutierrez was arrested with over a ton of marijuanaPosted on February 25, 2008
2,366 pounds of Marijuana was seized and a person arrested by Customs agents in El Paso, Texas. The drugs were discovered in a commercial truck arriving from Mexico shortly after 7 a.m. Customs and Border Patrol officers selected a 1993 International tractor towing an unloaded trailer for an x-ray exam. While scanning the vehicle, CBP officers detected an anomaly in the appearance of the trailer floor. CBP drug sniffing dog "Quijote" search and alerted to the floor of the trailer. CBP officers initiated an intensive inspection of the floor and discovered 213 marijuana-filled bundles concealed inside.
ICE special agents arrested the driver of the tractor-trailer in connection with the failed smuggling attempt. He is identified as 32-year-old Alberto Piedra Gutierrez of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
Source: US Customs/Border Patrol