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A truck overturned and they discovered that it had 4 tons of marijuana hidden among watermelons and melons

The officials quickly went to the place and observed a red Ford 7000 truck that had hit a light pole and was damaged on the side of the road, with no occupants (argentina.gob.ar).
The officials quickly went to the place and observed a red Ford 7000 truck that had hit a light pole and was damaged on the side of the road, with no occupants (argentina.gob.ar).

In the midst of an attempt to find areas without police control, a truck that was supposedly transporting watermelons and melons, misled in the vicinity of Provincial Route No. 6, in Paraje Tacuara, in the province of Missions and was exposed: it was moving four and a half tons of dope. Quickly, the fact was notified to gendarmerie, who went to the place that was 1,000 meters from a control. Upon arriving at the place, the troops discovered that the illegal shipment was hidden among the merchandise.

After hitting a light pole, damaged on the side of the road, the truck Ford 7000 red color was found by the uniformed. After carrying out the search in the box of the vehicle, they noticed that it contained 253 packages with packages similar to those used for the transport of narcotic drugs, covered with watermelons and melons, which were used to conceal the load.

This is how Squadron 9 ‘Oberá’ discovered the 5,253 loaves of said drug. Faced with this situation, the vehicle was towed to the seat of the Squad Unit, where the substance was subjected to narcotest field tests, which yielded positive results for cannabis sativa with a total weight of 4,768.428 kilograms.

They seized more than four tons of marijuana hidden among watermelons and melons
They seized more than four tons of marijuana hidden among watermelons and melons

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The Court and the Federal Prosecutor’s Office of oberawho ordered the kidnapping of the drug and the vehicle.

Days ago, Customs authorities discovered another important shipment of hashish, a psychotropic substance, at the Ezeiza International Airport. The event occurred when specialized agents of the General Directorate of Customs-AFIP carried out the procedure, due to suspicions of the presence of narcotics in a package that had entered the country via courier.

The troops suspected a centrifugal vacuum cleaner that came from a package sent to an Argentine citizen from the United States. Inside the mechanism, 17.4 kg of the cannabis product was found. The value of the product amounts to 21 thousand dollars.

The operation was in charge of Squadron 9 "obera"whose troops carried out a control on that route and were alerted by a driver about a clueless truck 1,000 meters from the operation (argentina.gob.ar)
The operation was carried out by Squadron 9 “Oberá”, whose troops carried out a control on that route and were alerted by a driver about a clueless truck 1,000 meters from the operation (argentina.gob.ar).

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According to a statement from the body chaired by Guillermo Michel, the National Economic Criminal Court No. 4, in charge of Alejandro Catania, is involved in the investigation of the case and the fate of the substance.

However, it is not the first shipment found, but the largest. In recent years, it was found in small packages, always hidden in parcels.

Hashish, according to the investigation by the customs and police authorities, is an infrequent substance on the dealer menu that, however, “is becoming fashionable in our region.”

Brazil is the main destination in South America and, in June 2021, the largest load of this drug was seized: 4.3 tons transported on a sailboat, which was sailing to the city of Recife, coming from Portugal.

“Hashish is a substance that has psychotropic effects similar to those produced by marijuana, generating euphoria, satisfaction and also cognitive alterations that affect the central nervous system,” Customs authorities explained in the statement.

A week ago, the agency had received confidential information that a neighboring country, Paraguay, had kidnapped five parcels with this hidden drug. In that case it came from California, United States. The cargoes, held at the Silvio Pettirossi Airport, had the Triple Frontier as their final destination. Thanks to this information, the General Directorate of Customs was put on alert and generated risk profiles in order to avoid possible entry into the country by courier.

The seized substance has a difference with marijuana, it lies in the levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the active chemical in cannabis that affects the nervous system. The THC in marijuana is found in the plant at a maximum level of between 25% and 30%, meanwhile, hashish can be up to twice as potent as it can reach up to 60% concentration.

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