Jalapeño Mary Jane? Border Patrol Seizes 4 Tons from Smugglers

by America's Keepers on August 20, 2019

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SAN DIEGO, California - 
Customs and Border Protection agents cracked open the truck and found a different kind of green not-so-subtly hidden in a shipment of jalapenos. The nearly 4 tons was valued at about $2.3 million.

A 37-year-old male Mexican national driving a tractor-trailer reportedly drove through the port of entry at the Otay Mesa cargo facility in California with a shipment of jalapeno peppers, according to U.S. Customs & Border Patrol (CBP).

Canines alerted agents to the smell of marijuana within the tractor-trailer. Agents uncovered 314 packages, or nearly four tons of marijuana within the shipment. 

The port director said the seizure prevented the drugs from reaching the community. Not only did they prevent the drugs from reaching our community, they also prevented millions of dollars of potential profit from making it into the hands of the drug cartels