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CBP Finds 85-Year-Old Man with Marijuana at Calexico Port

Release Date: 
January 6, 2011

CALEXICO, CALIF.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers conducting inspections at the Calexico downtown port of entry yesterday arrested an 85-year-old man after they found 217 pounds of marijuana hidden in the truck he was driving.

 

Officers noticed discrepancies with the truck, and canine screening of the truck, resulting in the discovery of 35 wrapped packages of marijuana.

CBP officers at the Calexico downtown port of entry yesterday arrested an 85-year-old man after they found 217 pounds of marijuana hidden in the truck he was driving.

Wednesday afternoon at about 2:30 p.m., the 85-year-old driver of a white 1993 Nissan stake bed pickup truck entered the Calexico border station for inspection. During an interview with a CBP officer, the officer noticed discrepancies with the truck, so he pulled it and the driver aside for a more in-depth examination.

Officers conducted a physical inspection and canine screening of the truck, resulting in the discovery of 35 wrapped packages of marijuana, valued at $98,800, in a compartment in the bed of the pickup.

The man, a resident of Calexico, Calif. was arrested for the alleged smuggling attempt.

CBP seized the marijuana and conveyance.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017