Driver caught at border with 4 tons of pot

Driver caught at border with 4 tons of pot

Credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Driver caught at border with 4 tons of pot

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Posted on April 10, 2014 at 2:26 PM

Updated Sunday, Apr 13 at 11:46 AM

NOGALES, Ariz. -- A Mexican man was arrested Wednesday at the Port of Nogales for attempting to smuggle more than 8,000 pounds of marijuana into the United States.

A dog alerted officers to the marijuana which was inside a shipment of bell peppers.
 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the commercial facility referred a 30-year-old man from Nogales, Sonora, Mexico for additional inspection of a tractor-trailer he was driving. After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs in the trailer, officers removed and seized 298 bales of marijuana worth more than $4 million.
 
The drugs and truck were processed for seizure. The driver was turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

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