MEXICO CITY- MEXICO Mexican soldiers have confiscated more than a ton of marijuana Thursday hidden in a tractor trailer at one of the
international bridges at Nuevo Laredo, across the border from Laredo, Texas.
The Mexican military says the army arrested the driver. Also on Thursday, the U.S. government delivered inspection technology and a surveillance plane to help Mexico's navy fight drug cartels.
The equipment is part of the Merida Initiative, a program for which the U.S. government has spent $1.4 billion since 2008 in helping Mexico and Central American nations counter drug trafficking.