Arizona Department of Public Safety seizes 3,600 pounds of Marijuana
Commercial truck carrying produce..also carrying 3,000 pounds of Marijuana
Tuesday, March 8, 2011 -
On Thursday, March 3, 2011, a Department of Public Safety (DPS) Highway Patrol Officer assigned to Border Commercial Vehicle Enforcement stopped a commercial truck pulling a box trailer. The truck which was hauling produce was traveling from
With the assistance of a U.S. Border Patrol canine unit and Mobile Vehicle and Container Inspection System, a hidden compartment was discovered and found to contain 152 bundles of marijuana. The total weight of the marijuana was 3,616 pounds. The wholesale value of the marijuana is approximately $1.2 million. The Santa Cruz County Metro Narcotics Task Force processed the evidence and has taken disposition of the investigation.
The investigation is ongoing. Suspect information will be forthcoming.
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