Marijuana Found Hidden in Gas Tank at Calexico East Port of Entry

On Sunday, March 9, 2014, a 2001 Chevrolet Suburban was also referred for further inspection at the Calexico East port of entry.

A canine sniff alerted to the presence of narcotics in the rear of the SUV’s interior. A subsequent search of the vehicle yielded 31 packages of marijuana hidden inside the gas tank. The find weighed 69 pounds with a street value of approximately $31,000.

The driver, a 26-year-old male Mexican citizen, was taken into custody and handed over to Homeland Security Investigations for additional processing.

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