CBP Officers seize 146 pounds of marijuana hidden with a vehicles' roof

CBP Officers seize 146 pounds of marijuana hidden with a vehicles' roof

On June 4, 2009 at the Brownsville and Matamoros International Bridge, CBP officers came in contact with a green 1998 Ford Econoline Van driven by a 48-year-old Mexican citizen and resident of Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. A primary inspection revealed discrepancies to the roof of the Ford, the driver was referred for an intensive secondary examination.

"Sunny", a narcotic detector dog, was used and further confirmed officer's suspicions by alerting officers to the odor of narcotics emanating from the vehicle. In further examination of the roof CBP officers' discovered bundles hidden within the roof underlining of the van. CBP officers removed 58 packages with a combined total weight of almost 146 pounds of marijuana.

There was no immediate arrest but U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agents continued to investigate this seizure.


Source: US Customs and Border Protection

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