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February 02, 2010

Ariz. police find 743 pounds of pot in septic tank

The net worth of the marijuana is about $409,000

TUCSON, Ariz. — In a messy drug bust this week, investigators uncovered more than 700 pounds of marijuana stuffed in a septic tank truck full of human waste, Arizona police said Friday.

And the search of the truck was as awful as it sounds.

Expert Perspective

Semis can be a great mode of transport for drug runners. They can carry tremendous amounts of contraband and wise mules will understand that they can be a daunting challenge for officers who may not know specifically what to look for and where to look or who might look at a fully loaded trailer and consider it an impossible search target and move on.

Here are a few tips from Tactics for Criminal Patrol with regard to evaluating log books:

1. Confirm that distances listed between destinations and the time it took to get to each one are realistic.

2. Remember that truckers make money driving, not sitting dormant.

3. Look for odd, indirect routes.

4. Look for lots of errors.

5. Does the trip make sense?

6. Be sure logs are up-to-date.

7. Stand your ground.

Read more: 7 tips for truck interdiction

Full story: Ariz. police find 743 pounds of pot in septic tank

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