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.
#CBP officers at the Port of Nogales in AZ seized over 4,100lbs of marijuana worth nearly $2.1M following a K9 alert. The drugs were hidden within a shipment of rolled sheet metal. Details: https://t.co/suhrzUZM9k pic.twitter.com/pPWMoaO8fR— CBP (@CBP) April 24, 2019