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CBP Officers at San Ysidro Find 701 Pounds of Marijuana in a Bus

May 26th 2012   ·   3 Comments

San Ysidro, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro port of entry yesterday morning discovered 701 pounds of marijuana in the gas tank of a commercial bus.

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Marijuana packages in gas tank compartment in commercial bus.
Marijuana packages in gas tank compartment in commercial bus.

On Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at about 7 a.m., a 37-year-old male Mexican citizen, driving a 1994 Prevo commercial bus entered the port for inspection with 22 passengers. A canine team was screening vehicles in the area when the detector dog alerted to the right side of the buses undercarriage.

CBP officers conducted an intensive inspection of the bus and found a specially-built, hidden compartment in the gas tank. They removed 177 packages from the compartment containing marijuana worth an estimated $350,000.

The driver, a resident Tijuana, Mexico, was arrested and booked into the Metropolitan Correctional Center pending federal arraignment for the attempted illegal importation of narcotics.

CBP officers seized the bus and marijuana.

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  1. Lucy Guzman says:

    I told them to…..send it UPS!

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