More Than 9 Tons of Pot Seized in S. Texas

Pot has street value of $15 million

Tuesday, Mar 6, 2012  |  Updated 8:55 AM CDT
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9 Tons of Pot Seized in S. Texas

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Seized pot had a street value of about $15 million.

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Two truckers have been arrested in South Texas after their rigs yielded more than 9 tons of marijuana worth nearly $15 million.

Border Patrol officials say the loads were discovered during unrelated searches at the Carrizo Springs Station.

Officials say a truck that appeared to be hauling large metal tanks included a hidden load of nearly 6 tons of marijuana. The other rig appeared to have a load of industrial lime sacks, but was concealing more than 3½ tons of marijuana.

Authorities say the drivers, who are from Quinlan and San Diego, Texas, were arrested Saturday. Details of the busts were released Monday. Further information on the suspects was not immediately available.

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