Mexican soldiers seize three tons of pot near border

8:33 p.m. July 17, 2008

TIJUANA – Mexican soldiers Thursday seized more than 6,650 pounds of marijuana inside three trailers parked near the Otay Mesa border crossing. Two of the unmarked white trailers had California plates, and the third had a Wisconsin plate. There were no arrests as of Thursday afternoon.
The 392 seized packages were stacked at a Tijuana military base, where Gen. Sergio Aponte Polito, commander of the Second Military Zone in Baja California briefed reporters.

Advertisement Mexico's military has become increasingly involved in the battle against organized crime. The general said that since he came to head up military forces in Baja California, his forces have seized more than 1.15 million pounds of marijuana and 8,800 pounds of cocaine.
Aponte said intelligence work led to Thursday's discovery. ... 17pot.html