SAN DIEGO — Customs officials say they’ve seized more than one-and-a-half tons of marijuana inside a big-rig truck that was trying to smuggle the pot from Mexico into Southern California.
Customs and Border Protection agents say a tractor-trailer pulled up at the Otay Mesa cargo facility in San Diego on Nov. 19 supposedly carrying a shipment of lockers.
But imaging equipment and a drug-detecting dog indicated the rig might be carrying something else.
Sure enough, authorities say a search of the trailer turned up 140 packages of pot weighing more than 3,300 pounds.
The truck was seized and the driver, a Mexican citizen, was turned over to Homeland Security investigators.