Photo: Truck Seized in Otay Mesa with $13 Million in Marijuana
This week a tractor-trailer truck was seized in California after immigration officials found 1,146 package of marijuana valued at $13 million inside.
The truck entered the U.S. on Tuesday and was allowed to enter even though U.S. authorities knew via X-ray inspection that it was carrying marijuana. The truck was followed to a vehicle towing and storage business in Otay Mesa, where the marijuana was getting ready to be relocated.
Seven people were arrested and charged with drug trafficking.
Six of the seven defendants are from Tijuana, Mexico and claim to have been paid between $500 to $1000 to bring the marijuana in and unload it into another truck.