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CBP Officers in San Diego Discover Narcotics in Unusual Concealment

Release Date: 
February 1, 2011

San Ysidro, Calif. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the San Ysidro port of entry over the weekend, discovered 50 pounds of marijuana in the hydraulic arm of a tow truck.

50 pounds of marijuana hidden in a hydraulic arm of a tow truck.

On Saturday, at about 6 a.m., a CBP officer referred a 36-year-old male and the tow truck he was driving for a more intensive examination.

During examination of the tow truck, officers utilized the port's imaging system and a detector dog, which led officers to focus on the rear hydraulic arm. Officers found 41 packages of marijuana, worth $30,000, hidden within the hydraulic arm.

The driver, a citizen of Mexico and resident of Ensenada, Mexico, was transported to the San Diego County Jail. CBP seized the vehicles and narcotics.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017