1,500 Pounds of Pot Hidden in Furniture Seized at Border - NBC Bay Area

1,500 Pounds of Pot Hidden in Furniture Seized at Border

The pot carries an approximate street value of $735,000

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    U.S Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seized close to 1,500 pounds of marijuana at the San Ysidro port of entry this weekend.

    A U.S. citizen was attempting to enter the country at around 8:45 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 19, when CBP canines alerted agents to an assortment of wooden furniture in a 16-foot trailer hitched to his 2005 Ford F-150.

    During an in-depth inspection of the truck and trailer, CBP agents discovered 60 individually wrapped packages of pot hidden behind false drawers and cabinets of 12 pieces of furniture.

    The marijuana carries an approximate street value of $735,000, according to the CBP.

    The driver, a 25-year-old resident of Pasadena, was arrested for suspected narcotics smuggling and was turned over to the custody of the Department of Homeland Security Investigations.