NOGALES, Ariz. -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales found more than 2,400 pounds of marijuana in a shipment of jalapeños.
CBP officers at the Mariposa cargo facility Wednesday referred a Mexican national for additional inspection of the tractor-trailer he was driving.
After a narcotics-detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs in the trailer, officers found 105 bales of marijuana hidden among the jalapeño peppers.
The marijuana was worth more than $1.2 million.
The 50-year-old truck driver was arrested and turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.
The drugs and truck were processed for seizure.