(Rail Car not so empty)….Over 200 pounds of marijuana was found inside.
Customs and Border Protection says the discovery was made at the Calexico Downtown Port at just before 7:30 Tuesday morning. The train entered the border crossing and passed through the port’s imaging system. CBP officers noticed an anomaly in a rail car, and it was selected for further inspection. A detector dog was used, and the animal alerted to the rail car hopper. Inside officers found 48 wrapped packages of marijuana. The narcotics weighed 239 pounds with an estimated street value of over $597,000. The CBP seized the packages. They did not say if any arrests were made.