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El Centro Sector Border Patrol Seizes Stolen Truck and $846,000 in Marijuana

Release Date: 
February 21, 2012

 

Stolen Nissan Sport Utility vehicle contained 89 bundles of marijuana.

Stolen Nissan Sport Utility vehicle contained 89 bundles of marijuana.

EL CENTRO, CALIF—Over the weekend, U.S. Border Patrol agents from the El Centro Sector arrested one suspect smuggling marijuana worth more than $840,000 across the U.S.-Mexico border.

The incident occurred after Border Patrol agents operating the remote video surveillance system observed a vehicle illegally entering the United States. Border Patrol agents responding to the area apprehended one subject, and seized a stolen Nissan Sport Utility vehicle and 89 bundles of marijuana. The marijuana weighed approximately 1,057 pounds and was given an estimated street value of $846,000.

 

Approximately 1,057 pounds of marijuana found in stolen SUV had an estimated street value of $846,000.

Approximately 1,057 pounds of marijuana found in stolen SUV had an estimated street value of $846,000.

The driver, a 43-year-old male Mexican citizen, was arrested and turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration along with the marijuana and stolen vehicle.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017