OVER $1 MILLION OF MARIJUANA SEIZED THAT WAS HIDDEN IN ALUMINUM FOIL

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Marijuana was commingled with marijuana in a drug smuggling attempt

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the El Paso, Texas port of entry seized 1,056 pounds of marijuana in a bust on Wednesday January 29, 2020.

The seizure was made at approximately 12:15 p.m. when a 2006 truck entered the Bridge of the Americas commercial area of the port, carrying a commercial quantity of aluminum foil. 

The officer referred the vehicle for an x-ray and an intensive inspection. 

A canine enforcement officer and his narcotics/concealed human detector dog conducted a sweep of the truck resulting in a positive alert to the presence of narcotics. 

Bundles of marijuana were discovered commingled with boxes of aluminum foil. A sample was extracted from one of the bundles, which tested positive for the properties of marijuana. A total of 626 bundles were discovered with a weight of 1,056.5 pounds worth over $1 million.

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