TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A Nogales canine team and Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents stopped a shipment of more than $1 million worth of drugs at a checkpoint south of Amado, Ariz. on Monday.
According to Border Patrol officials, a United States citizen attempted to move 2,133 pounds of marijuana in a tractor-trailer past the Interstate-19 checkpoint, headed north.
A canine team at the checkpoint alerted agents to suspected narcotics.
Upon further inspection, agents located 88 bundles of marijuana in a false wall in the trailer with the help of detection technology.
CBP says the driver was arrested and faces possible prosecution. The drugs, totaling an estimated $1,066,500, will be turned over to the DEA.
To anonymously report suspicious activity to Border Patrol, call (877) 872-7435.