Drug Bust At the Border
According to the reports over 1,800 pounds of drugs were found at the Southern California Border this weekend. The drugs were worth around $3.2 million.
CBP officers found 383 pounds of Meth, 51 pounds of Cocaine, 54 pounds of heroin, and 1,340 pounds of marijuana.
According to the CBP officers who found the narcotics, the drugs were found in several locations in different vehicles. They were found in the floors of the vehicles as well as the spare tire well, bumpers, tractor-trailer, seats, and quarter panels. Pretty much anywhere you could hide anything.
Peter Flores Statement:
CBP officers face many challenges on a daily basis. The interceptions this weekend showcase CBP’s adaptability to an ever-changing smuggling trade.
The first incident happened when an empty tractor and trailer entered the Calexico East Port of Entry.
The officer brought a canine to search the vehicle where the dog alerted them to the wall. That’s when the officers found 54 large wrapped packages of marijuana stacked inside of non factory compartment wall of the empty trailer. Probably not the smartest idea the smuggler ever had.
Phoenix Business Involved in Marijuana Bust
Phoenix is always booming. Recently deputies were busy in Maricopa when the Sheriff’s Office took part it a drug bust on a South Phoenix Business.
MCSO spokesman, Chris Hegstrom tweeted about the incident which apparently happened in the area of 40th Street and Southern Avenue at around 8:15.
The investigators reportedly raided around nine unites of the industrial building. The reports say that there were three arrests and there were hundred of marijuana plants seized.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio said that the people who were apparently growing the pot were running a legal medical marijuana business.
Sheriff Arpaio’s Statement:
This is not just a marijuana problem. It can’t avoid danger to the citizens.
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