- Created on Saturday, 08 September 2012 19:06
- Written by Border Scope
San Ysidro, California - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found about 67 pounds of marijuana hidden in bags of cement Wednesday at the San Ysidro port of entry.
On September 5 at about 5:30 a.m., a 19-year-old male Mexican citizen, and resident of Tijuana, arrived at the border crossing driving a white 1999 Ford Ranger.
The CBP officer referred the car and driver for a more intensive inspection. A CBP officer with a narcotic detector dog screened the vehicle, which had a cargo area filled with various construction materials. The canine alerted to several bags of cement.
CBP officers cut into the five bags of cement and discovered ten packages of marijuana hidden inside, with an estimated street value of $33,500.
CBP officers seized the vehicle and narcotics and turned the driver over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents; he was booked into the San Diego County Jail.