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San Diego CBP Officers Find Almost 1,000 Pounds of Marijuana Inside Scrap Cardboard

Release Date: 
August 28, 2013

OTAY MESA, CALIF.—U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Otay Mesa cargo facility discovered almost 1,000 pounds of marijuana in a shipment of scrap corrugated cardboard.

 

Officers extracted 305 wrapped packages of marijuana from several bundles, with a street value of about $430,000.

Officers extracted 305 wrapped packages of marijuana from several bundles, with a street value of about $430,000.

On Monday, August 26, at about 1 p.m., a CBP officer inspecting a 1999 Freightliner tractor pulling a trailer with a shipment of scrap corrugated cardboard referred the conveyance and shipment to the dock for an intensive examination.

While at the dock, CBP officers unloaded the shipment, a canine team screened the shipment and the detector dog alerted to the bundles of scrap cardboard. Officers removed some of the cardboard from the top of a bundle and discovered packages of marijuana within the center.

Officers extracted 305 wrapped packages of marijuana from several bundles, with a street value of about $430,000.

CBP seized the marijuana and conveyance.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017