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CBP Officers in San Diego Find Marijuana Hidden in Bags Of Cement

Release Date: 
September 6, 2012

San Diego - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found about 67 pounds of marijuana hidden in bags of cement Wednesday at the San Ysidro port of entry.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found about 67 pounds of marijuana hidden in bags of cement Wednesday at the San Ysidro port of entry.

On September 5 at about 5:30 a.m., a 19-year-old male Mexican citizen, and resident of Tijuana, arrived at the border crossing driving a white 1999 Ford Ranger.

The CBP officer referred the car and driver for a more intensive inspection. A CBP officer with a narcotic detector dog screened the vehicle, which had a cargo area filled with various construction materials. The canine alerted to several bags of cement.

CBP officers cut into the five bags of cement and discovered ten packages of marijuana hidden inside, with an estimated street value of $33,500.

CBP officers cut into the five bags of cement and discovered ten packages of marijuana hidden inside, with an estimated street value of $33,500.

CBP officers seized the vehicle and narcotics and turned the driver over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents; he was booked into the San Diego County Jail.

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 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