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Border patrol finds nearly 2K pounds of marijuana hidden behind pork products inside truck

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Posted at 4:42 PM, Nov 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-17 17:59:35-05

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Approximately 1,991.99 pounds of marijuana was confiscated from a truck at the Fort Street Cargo Facility Port of Entry in Detroit on Nov. 16. The driver of the semi truck, Virander Singh, claimed he wasn't aware of the packages.

Customs and Border Protection Officers made the find around 11:58 a.m. on Monday.

The semi driver was traveling from Brampton, Ontario, Canada set out for El Paso, Texas when the discovery was made by border patrol.

While going through a check at the border, CBP officers requested a second inspection of the commercial truck, which had a commercial trailer attached. There was an x-ray done on the truck and trailer, which revealed six pallets of marijuana found behind 21 other pallets of pork products.

A K-9 unit was called to inspect the scene. Nearly 2,000 pounds of marijuana was confiscated. The marijuana was in 1,800 vacuum sealed brick packages, believed to be valued at about $2,800,000.