14 Tons of Marijuana Seized by El Centro Sector Border Patrol

Salton City, Calif. – Yesterday, U.S. Border Patrol agents from the El Centro Sector seized a tractor-trailer with over 14 tons of marijuana valued at more than $22.6 million dollars.

The incident occurred early last night around 8 p.m., after a Border Patrol canine team from the Indio station alerted to a large tractor-trailer during preprimary inspection at the Highway 86 Border Patrol Checkpoint near Salton City. The driver of the vehicle, a 35-year-old male, was referred to secondary inspection where agents used a large scale imaging system to scan the truck’s cargo area.