2 arrested for allegedly smuggling $20,000 worth of recyclables into California for cash
SACRAMENTO – Two men have been arrested after allegedly trying to smuggle thousands of pounds of empty cans and bottles into California in separate incidents, according to KTLA. Their goal was to cash in on the state's redemption value for recyclables, officials said. The two trucks were carrying just over 14,000 pounds of containers combined, worth $20,000 in state recycling fees.