Over 5,000 lbs. of pot busted amongst bell pepper load

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NOGALES - Over 5,000 pounds of marijuana were busted amongst a load of bell peppers.

The discovery was made on Monday night when a Department of Public Safety officer conducted an inspection on a commercial truck with Mexican license plates.

DPS reports the driver was not able to provide a log book and officers were notified the license plate was not real.

The truck had been loaded in Mexico, although the driver claimed he was taking produce into Mexico.

Officers searched the truck and found bundles of pot totaling 5,027 pounds amongst the bell peppers.

The 34-year old driver from Mexico was arrested and faces charges for transporting the drugs.