Border patrol seizes $2.1 million in marijuana from driver

Updated Apr 28, 2019

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers last weekend found nearly $2.1 million in marijuana hidden in a shipment of rolled sheet metal during a truck inspection, the agency announced April 23.

The truck was being driven by an unidentified 45-year-old Mexican national who was attempting to enter the United States at Nogales, Arizona. A narcotics detection dog alerted officers to the hidden marijuana. Officers found nearly 600 bundles of marijuana, equaling about 4,100 pounds, according to CBP.

CBP seized the tractor-trailer and marijuana. The driver was arrested and is in federal custody pending further investigation.