Authorities Seize 6 Tons Of Pot Hidden In Commercial Truck

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NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities have found more than six tons of marijuana hidden in a truck that tried to cross into the United States from Mexico.

It was the third largest seizure in record at any Arizona port of entry.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Nogales inspection facility for commercial vehicles found the 12,397 pounds of pot on Wednesday. The drugs were in a shipment that also contained water pump components.  

Authorities say the driver of semi-tractor was Silvestre Tomas Camez-Mendoza, of Nogales, Sonora.

The marijuana is worth nearly $6.2 million.

One thought on “Authorities Seize 6 Tons Of Pot Hidden In Commercial Truck

  1. As that freight is drop & hook the drivers name is not important. What is needed is the name of the cargo inspector who’s job it is to inspect the load. close the doors,seal the trailor. The driver is payed by the day to pick up a sealed trailor and could care less what is in it. Bring it to America and drop it at the right pick up location.

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