A dog detects 800 kilos of marijuana inside decorative vases in California

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Tecate Cargo Facility in California discovered more than three million dollars worth of marijuana hidden in a shipment of decorative clay pots.

On October 27, at approximately 8:49 a.m., CBP officers encountered a 53-year-old man driving a tractor-trailer commercial with a shipment manifested as decorated clay pots. The driver, holder of a valid border crossing card, was referred for further examination by CBP agents along with the tractor-trailer and shipment.

Drug detail / CBP

At the secondary inspection area, a CBP K-9 canine unit inspected the shipment and alerted officers to examine the trailer more closely. Then, officers used non-intrusive scanning technology to discover dozens of anomalies hidden within the shipment. Upon further examination, CBP agents discovered and removed a total of 132 suspicious packages. The contents of the packages were analyzed and identified as marijuana with a combined weight of 1,719.16 pounds, about 800 kilos.

“Our CBP officers are at the forefront of this fight and rise every day to meet challenges with tenacity and integrity,” said Rosa Hernandez, Otay Mesa Port Director. “Marijuana remains illegal under federal law.” and these types of narcotics interceptions play a critical role in our border security mission.”

The contaminated vases / CBP

CBP officers seized the narcotics and the commercial tractor-trailer, while the driver was turned over to Homeland Security Investigations for further processing. The estimated street value of the narcotics is $3.4 million.

The entrance A dog detects 800 kilos of marijuana inside decorative vases in California was first published in Narcodiary.

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