Three tons of pot in tractor trailer stopped at U.S.-Mexican border

By Charlie Morasch, Land Line staff writer | Thursday, June 18, 2009

Border Patrol agents stopped one tractor trailer with nearly $5 million worth of marijuana in Texas on June 6.

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Border Patrol agents were alerted by canines to a truck as it pulled up to the checkpoint in Falfurrias, TX. In secondary inspection, agents opened the trailer doors and found 6,193 pounds of marijuana hidden behind boxed appliances.

The agency estimated the street value of the drugs at $4.9 million.

The driver, drugs and truck were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

To report suspicious activity near the border, contact the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sectors’ toll free phone number at 800-863-9382.

– By Charlie Morasch, staff writer
charlie_morasch@landlinemag.com

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