221K Worth of Marijuana Found Hidden in Jalapeño Shipment
- by Lilian Diep
SAN DIEGO, CA - On Friday, October 25, border officers came across a suspicious shipment of produce at the Otay Mesa port of entry. Inside the tractor, officers found over 500 pounds of marijuana hidden inside boxes of produce.
According to Fox 5, officers were alerted when a drug-sniffing pooch smelt the paraphernalia during the secondary inspection, and then located 100 large packages of marijuana. The culprits tried sneaking the packages from Mexico by wrapping them in paper printed to look like jalapeños, then snuggled under real peppers.
In total, 527 pounds of marijuana was seized, estimating a street value of about $211,000, according the Customs and Border Protection. This just adds to a series of narcotics seized over the weekend, totaling 590 pounds of methamphetamine, 18 pounds of cocaine, 5 pounds of heroin, and 617 pounds of marijuana.
We at ANUK would like to thank the CBP for their service in helping keep our streets, and our produce, safe.