Border agents 'floored' when K9 finds 68 pounds of pot in car floor

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(Source: U.S. Customs and Border Patrol) (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Patrol)
(Source: U.S. Customs and Border Patrol) (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Patrol)
TUCSON, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

Thanks to the top-notch nose of a border patrol K9, agents were able to uncover 68 pounds of pot being smuggled into the U.S.

The marijuana was hidden under the floorboards of a car.

Agents near Tucson stopped the driver after a Border Patrol canine alerted to an odor it was trained to detect.

During the search of the car, agents discovered a non-factory compartment in the vehicle’s floorboards, containing more than 60 bricks of marijuana.

The driver, a male 20-year-old U.S. citizen, was arrested and charged with smuggling a controlled substance.

The marijuana was worth close to $55,000.

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