facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

700 pounds of pot found on border bus

May 24, 2012 at 7:59 PM   |   Comments

SAN DIEGO, May 24 (UPI) -- Customs officials at the U.S.-Mexican border near San Diego found 700 pounds of marijuana on a commercial bus, federal authorities said.

A canine team screening vehicles at the San Ysidro Port of Entry Tuesday alerted officials to inspect the undercarriage of the bus, said Angelica De Cima, a spokeswoman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Officers found 177 packages of marijuana hidden in a compartment built into the gas tank of the bus, which was carrying 22 passengers, U-T San Diego reported Wednesday. The value of the drug was estimated at $350,000, De Cima said.

Police arrested the 37-year-old driver, a Mexican citizen whose name was not reported, and booked the suspect into the Metropolitan Correctional Center.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
New York Post defies #ISISMediablackout with graphic James Foley cover
2
Last hostages freed, suspects arrested in Harvey, Ill.
3
North Korea insults John Kerry on his appearance
4
Father of 'affluenza' teen charged with impersonating cop
5
Patients in California and New Mexico being tested for Ebola
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback