Report: Man used watermelons to get pot into Ariz.

Report: Man used watermelons to get pot into Ariz.

Report: Man used watermelons to get pot into Ariz.

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by Associated Press

azfamily.com

Posted on December 14, 2013 at 3:31 PM

Updated Sunday, Dec 15 at 6:47 PM

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) -- A Mexican national is facing drug charges after agents say he tried to smuggle nearly 1,850 pounds of marijuana into Arizona through a shipment of watermelons.
 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection say the 32-year-old man was arrested Thursday while trying to cross the Mariposa Port of Entry.

Officials say officers found 200 bundles of marijuana worth about $924,000 hidden among a shipment of watermelons in the man's tractor-trailer rig.

Authorities say the driver was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

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