Naco, Arizona — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers stopped a smuggling attempt when they seized $729,000 of marijuana concealed in a mattress at the Naco, Ariz., Port of Entry.
CBP officers screening traffic coming from Mexico on Saturday selected a Chevrolet pickup truck full of furniture for further inspection. The truck was being driven by a 30-year-old man from Naco, Sonora, Mexico. With the assistance of a special K-9 team, the officers discovered that a mattress was stuffed with packages of marijuana weighing nearly 330 pounds. The marijuana had an estimated street value of $729,000.
CBP officers seized the vehicle and the marijuana. The man was turned over to the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement for further investigation