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Nearly 10,000 Pounds of Marijuana Seized at Border

July 3rd 2012   ·   12 Comments

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Nearly 10,000 pounds of marijuana worth about $4.9 million was found in two separate commercial shipments at the Otay Mesa cargo facility, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Monday.

A 33-year-old Mexican national entered the cargo port about 10 a.m. Friday driving a tractor pulling a trailer said to be loaded with a shipment of disposable razors, according to Angelica De Cima of the CBP.

Officers ran the cargo through the port’s imaging system and subsequently removed 298 packages containing nearly 7,500 pounds of marijuana from the shipment of razors, De Cima said.

Officers seized the drugs along with the tractor and trailer. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agents arrested five people in connection with the alleged smuggling attempt, De Cima said.

About 7 p.m. Friday, a 31-year-old Mexican man drove a 2002 International Bobtail truck with a shipment of plastic articles into the commercial port. Officers screened the cargo and seized 341 packages filled with 2,253 pounds of marijuana, De Cima said.

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  1. Excellent! The last thing we need in this country is more cheap, crummy Mexican pot. No good for medical purposes, grown with human fertilizer, poisoned with pesticides, and full of bud mold, powdery mildew, or spider mites, since the growers are stupid peasants. There’s better weed, and more useful for legal purposes (in the free States), grown in Washington, Oregon, and California by people who know what they’re doing and care about what they produce. Good job, Feds.

  2. Excellent! The last thing we need in this country is more cheap, crummy Mexican pot. No good for medical purposes, grown with human fertilizer, poisoned with pesticides, and full of bud mold, powdery mildew, or spider mites, since the growers are stupid peasants. There’s better weed, and more useful for legal purposes (in the free States), grown in Washington, Oregon, and California by people who know what they’re doing and care about what they produce.

    Good job, Feds. SENSIBLE and LEGAL medical marijuana users on the West Coast thank you.

  3. Thank God. We need to iradicate this drug completely

  4. Yeah the good stuff is the homegrown anyways.

  5. How about stupid americans stop taking drugs and making it easier for the cartels to feed our need for drugs of all kinds.

  6. only a complete moron thinks that marijuana is harmless!

  7. thank you. what is it? it makes one act dopey. get high on god

  8. what about all the meth labs and running in the U.S by lowlife AMERICANS?

  9. Just think about all the 99% that probably makes it thru!





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