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3,300 pounds of pot

March 11, 2001

found in rig at POE

CALEXICO — U.S. Customs Service agents seized more than 3,300 pounds of marijuana Thursday found hidden in a tractor-trailer rig being driven through the downtown Port of Entry here.

According to a press release from Customs officials, a tractor-trailer rig carrying an empty sea container was refereed to the secondary inspection area's X-ray system.

Agents found an abnormality near the front end of the trailer and a false wall in the front of the trailer. Inside the compartment were 426 packages of marijuana inside 185 boxes.

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The marijuana was seized by Customs agents and the driver was questioned and released.

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