Border Patrol agents find 1,916 lbs of marijuana in a tractor trailerPosted on February 6, 2008
Border Patrol agents assigned to the Nogales, Arizona station seized more than 1,900 pounds of marijuana during routine checkpoint operations Wednesday.
At approximately 8:30 p.m., an agent working at the I-19 checkpoint was alerted by his canine partner to the possible presence of narcotics inside a tractor trailer. Further inspection of the trailer led to the discovery of 124 bundles of marijuana hidden behind boxes of produce. The 1,916 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated street value of more than $1.5 million, was processed and turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration along with the driver of the vehicle.
Source: US Customs/Border Patrol