CALEXICO, Calif. (KGTV)--In three separate incidents on the same day, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers discovered nearly one ton of marijuana and $16,600 worth of methamphetamine at the U.S. border crossing.
Marijuana valued at $900,000 was intercepted when a tractor-trailer that was supposedly empty was run through the Calexico East's imaging system on Aug. 2. Seventy-three wrapped packages of marijuana were found hidden inside the front wall of the trailer. The marijuana and tractor-trailer were seized.
Earlier in the day, at two different times, two Mexican citizens tried to enter the Calexico West border crossing with drugs taped to their body:
- First, officers discovered a 19-year-old man who had two packages containing meth taped to the back of each of his legs. The four pounds of drugs were valued at $8,600. The man was arrested.
- Then, a 21-year-old woman was also discovered as she tried to cross with "abnormal bulges on her thighs." Three pounds of meth, with a street value of $8,000, were taped to her thighs. The woman was arrested.