OTAY MESA – More than 8,800 pounds of marijuana valued at $4 million was seized from a big rig at the port of entry Monday, authorities said.
The pot was found in wrapped packages and hidden behind Easter baskets, said Vincent Bond, spokesman for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
The 33-year-old truck driver from Michoacan, Mexico, was released pending further investigation.
Why was this guy released? How much do you have to try to smuggle in to be held? Doesn't four million dollars and almost nine thousand pounds make the cut?