U.S.: Officers discover 5.5 tons of marijuana in limes shipmentChristian Fernsby ▼ | June 10, 2020
Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa cargo port seized more than 5.5 tons of marijuana that was hidden in a shipment manifested as limes.
Customs Otay Mesa cargo port
Topics: U.S. marijuana
“I am so proud of the officers for their efforts and know that they will continue to target these dangerous shipments.”
On the day in question, CBP officers encountered a Mexican man driving a tractor-trailer carrying a shipment of limes. The truck was referred for a more in-depth examination. A CBP officer probed one of the boxes in the trailer and extracted a green leafy substance that field-tested positive for marijuana.
In total, officers discovered 468 large wrapped packages containing more than 11,000 pounds of marijuana, with a street value of approximately $3.2 million. CBP officers seized the tractor, trailer, cargo shipment and marijuana. The driver was turned over to Homeland Security Investigations. ■