U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a 22-year-old Chula Vista man after they found 112 pounds of marijuana hidden in a big screen TV in the cargo area of the vehicle he was driving as he entered the U.S. Tuesday evening.

CBP officers encountered the driver, a U.S. citizen, as he waited in line for inspection at the San Ysidro border station driving a 1998 Ford Windstar.

A canine team was screening waiting vehicles when a detector dog alerted to the minivan. Officers escorted the vehicle and driver to the secondary inspection area for a more in-depth examination.

During the secondary examination officers ran the vehicle through the port’s X-ray imaging system which revealed anomalies within the large screen TV. Officers extracted 36 cellophane wrapped packages that field-tested positive for marijuana.

The marijuana has a street value of $56,155.

The driver was turned over to the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and transported to the San Diego County jail to await arraignment for the foiled smuggling attempt. CBP seized the vehicle and narcotics.

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2 Responses to 112 Pounds of Marijuana found in Big Screen TV

  1. common sense police says:

    What an absolute waste of time and our tax dollars. America is falling apart, literally falling apart because no one wants to pay for upkeep on roads, bridges, buildings, water lines, power lines……basically everything that was built circa 1925 and is still in use, but lets waste billions going after the DEVILWEED! When this country falls we’ll reap the rewards of all we’ve sown, and only those rich enough to have personal armies will survive the fallout. Wake up people, delude yourselves all you want thinking everything is fine, we’re all screwed. Smoke ‘em if ya got ‘em!

  2. Rich says:

    Legalize it, let us grow our own – to hell with the gangs and their violence!

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