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50 lbs. pot nabbed in tow-truck arm at border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents seized 50 pounds of marijuana in a tow truck's hydraulic arm.

February 1, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents seized 50 pounds of marijuana in a tow truck's hydraulic arm Saturday.

CBP agents chose a Mexican citizen driving a tow truck for an intensive examination at about 6 a.m. Saturday at the San Ysidro border crossing.

Using a detector dog and an imaging system, agents located packages of marijuana inside the rear hydraulic arm of the tow truck.

The driver, a resident of Ensenada, Mexico, was arrested and transported to San Diego County Jail.

CBP agents seized the truck and the drugs.


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