Canine unit finds over 400 pounds of cocaine hidden in truck’s fuel tanks at U.S. border

Drug trafficking continues to be a significant problem along the U.S.-Mexico border.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection reportedly found over 400 pounds of cocaine hidden in a tractor-trailer’s fuel tanks on Friday. The discovery was made during an inspection at the Otay Mesa Commercial Facility as a commercial tractor-trailer was seeking entry into the U.S. from Mexico. 

During an inspection of the vehicle, a canine unit notified CBP officers to inspect the truck’s fuel tanks. The drugs were concealed in a “non-factory compartment inside both fuel tanks of the semi-truck,” CBP officials announced in a press release. There were a total of 160 packages hidden in the secret department that contained 412.26 pounds of cocaine. 

The driver of the truck, a yet-to-be-identified 35-year-old man, was a valid border crossing card holder, according to CBP. He was “referred for further examination by
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