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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The Arizona Department of Public Safety is a state-level law enforcement agency whose mission is to protect human life and property by enforcing state laws, deterring criminal activity and providing vital support to the State of Arizona and its citizens.