$2.1 Million Of Drugs Discovered In Load Of Sheet Metal, Trucker Arrested

Tucson, Arizona – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations, officers at the Port of Nogales seized nearly $2.1 million in marijuana over the weekend.

Officers referred a tractor trailer being driven by a 45-year-old Mexican national when he attempted to enter the United States through the Mariposa commercial facility, Saturday afternoon.


A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted officers to nearly 600 bundles of marijuana concealed within a shipment of rolled sheet metal.


A Mexican national was arrested by CBP after 4,100 pounds of marijuana was discovered in a load of sheet metal. (Courtesy of CBP)


The drugs are identified as more than 4,100 pounds of marijuana with a value of nearly $2.1M.

Officers seized the tractor-trailer and the drugs.

The driver was arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations pending further investigation.

If you enjoyed this article, please help us grow by sharing it. Thank you!


Pin It on Pinterest

Share This