1,052 pounds of marijuana seized from a flatbed trailer

On May 2, an Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) officer stopped a 1989 Chevrolet pickup truck that was pulling a flatbed trailer on westbound I-10 about 15 miles east of Benson. The truck had a suspended license plate. The officer noted indicators of criminal activity and used his narcotics detection canine "Manny" on the vehicle. "Manny" alerted to the flatbed trailer where the officer found 1,052 pounds of marijuana in a false compartment inside the trailer.

The driver, Hector Soto-Hernandez, 39, of Douglas, was arrested for possession/transportation of marijuana and was booked into the Cochise County Jail.

Source: Arizona Department of Public Safety

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