Marijuana Found Hidden in Vehicle

On Monday, September 1, 2014, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Lukeville port of entry in Arizona referred a Dodge pick-up truck for further inspection.

With the assistance of a canine team, officers discovered 205 packages of marijuana, weighing over 155 pounds, hidden in the vehicle’s center hump and firewall. The estimated value of this find is more that $77,000.

The driver, 49-year-old Noe Ortiz, was taken into custody and handed over to Homeland Security Investigations. His female passenger was released and his vehicle and narcotics were seized.

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