OVER $920,000 IN MARIJUANA FOUND ON COMMERCIAL SHIPMENT

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Freight-liner truck hauling motor vehicle parts had $920,000 worth of marijuana hidden in shipment

A shipment containing marijuana with an estimated street value of $920,464 was found in Laredo, Texas.

The seizure occurred on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at the World Trade Bridge when a border protection officer referred a 1998 Freightliner trailer hauling a shipment of motor vehicle parts for a secondary examination. The trailer was driven by a 32-year-old male Mexican citizen.

Following a canine and non-intrusive imaging system examination, officers discovered a total of 198 packages containing 4,602.37 pounds of marijuana concealed within the shipment.

Customs & Border protection seized the narcotics and trailer. The driver was arrested and the case was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations special agents for further investigation.

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