Border agents find 2 tons of marijuana in cattle hauler

Marijuana in cattle trailer

Credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Marijuana seized from cattle trailer

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by Jennifer Thomas

azfamily.com

Posted on June 6, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Updated Sunday, Jun 8 at 12:49 PM

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- Border Patrol agents in southern Arizona found more than 2 tons of marijuana being transported on a semitruck with a livestock trailer.

Agents at the state Route 90 checkpoint near Whetstone discovered the 4,450 pounds of marijuana Wednesday night. The marijuana is valued at $2.2. million

Checkpoint agents became suspicious when they noticed the ventilation holes in the upper compartments of the cattle hauler were plugged. Agents discovered 188 bundles of marijuana and a pistol.

The driver was arrested.
 

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