BP: Two tons of marijuana concealed in semi seized at border

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Posted at 2:09 PM, Apr 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-23 17:32:42-04

NOGALES, AZ — Two tons of marijuana were seized at the Nogales border by U.S. Border Patrol recently.

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol say they seized a semi-truck carrying over two tons of marijuana at the Port of Nogales over the weekend.

A Border Patrol canine alerted officials to nearly 600 bundles of marijuana hidden in a shipment of rolled sheet metal on a semi-truck Saturday afternoon.

The bundles have a total weight of over 4,100 pounds and are said to be worth nearly $2.1 million.

The 45-year-old truck driver was arrested and turned over to Homeland Security Investigators.