SEDENA, Mexico’s Defense Ministry announced in a press release last week, the discovery and confiscation of more than 8 tons of marijuana.
The truck was stopped at the 30 km checkpoint south of Reynosa, Tamaulipas for a routine check when soldiers discovered the illegal cargo.
The driver of the rig, who has not been identified, was arrested and turned over to the Attorney Generals office for prosecution. The truck was confiscated and the drugs impounded in a federal warehouse awaiting destruction.
This seizure continues the string of successes by the soldiers assigned to the Fourth Military Region combating drug trafficking under “Operation Noreste”.
The truck seized WAS NOT part of the Mexican Cross Border Pilot Program and it is doubtful it would have attempted to cross the us border with this load. The load was likely destined for a safe location in Reynosa where it would have been shipped piece by piece across the river and again stored in a “safe house” until some US truckers could be found willing to take a chance on hauling it.
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