Christmas Bow Manifest Fails to Conceal $1.5 Million in Marijuana at Mexico Border

Christmas Bow Manifest Fails to Conceal $1.5 Million in Marijuana at Mexico Border

A Mexican citizen was busted last week for attempting to smuggle over $1.5 million in marijuana over the U.S.-Mexico border under the guise that he was hauling a large quantity of Christmas bows.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa Cargo Facility discovered the drugs after a truck and trailer pulled into the port of entry with a load cargo manifested as Christmas bows.

Officers further inspected the shipment and discovered anomalies. Upon field-testing the boxes, officers extracted the substance that tested positive for marijuana.

209 packages of the drug were found inside the boxes, with an estimated value of $1.5 million. CBP reports seizing the marijuana, tractor, and trailer. The driver is awaiting arraignment at the Metropolitan Correctional Center. 

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