7 Tons of Marijuana Found in Commercial Truck Crossing Into California From Mexico: Officials

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Customs officers found 587 wrapped packages of marijuana with a street value of $7.1 million, authorities said. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

Customs officers found 587 wrapped packages of marijuana with a street value of $7.1 million, authorities said. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

Customs and Border Protection officers found 7 tons of marijuana inside a commercial truck transporting furniture through the Otay Mesa border entry, authorities said Friday.

The 1994 Freightliner trailer truck entered the Otay Mesa cargo facility about 9:40 a.m. Thursday, authorities said.

Customs officers ran the truck through an imaging system, then opened boxes stacked inside, where they found 587 wrapped packages of marijuana with a street value of $7.1 million, authorities said.

Together, the bundles weighed more than 14,000 pounds.

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