769 pounds of marijuana found in a shipment of nylon ropePosted on May 7, 2009
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the El Paso port of entry seized 769 pounds of marijuana on May 7, 2009. The drugs were discovered in a commercial shipment of nylon rope. The seizure was made when a 1986 GMC box truck arrived from Mexico at the Bridge of the Americas commercial facility. The driver declared spools of nylon rope to CBP. The CBP officer performed a cursory inspection of the shipment then referred it to the dock for further inspection. CBP officers conducted a thorough search of the merchandise and discovered that the spools were hollowed out and filled with marijuana bundles. CBP officers removed a total 456 marijuana filled packages from the merchandise. No arrests were made and the investigation was continued.
Source: US Customs and Border Protection