Two Truckers Arrested in $4.5 MILLION Big Rig Drug Bust at U.S. Northern Border
Pembina, ND – Two truckers were arrested and could face drug smuggling charges after they were busted last week transporting $4.5 million worth of marijuana into the United States from Canada.
According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations officers at the Pembina Port of Entry in North Dakota, on Friday, April 23, agents referred a tractor-trailer arriving from Manitoba for secondary inspection.
CBP officers inspected the shipment manifested as straw and discovered 2,796 lbs. of marijuana concealed within the shipment.
Two truck drivers, who CBP did not identify, were arrested and turned over to the Pembina County Sheriff’s Department as the investigation into the matter continues.
CBP continues to sound the alarm about the recent surge in both drug and human smuggling attempts, including many operations involving big rigs.
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