$1.2 Million Worth of Marijuana Discovered Among Jalapenos

$1.2 Million Worth of Marijuana Discovered Among Jalapenos

On Wednesday, May 7, 2014, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales in Arizona referred a tractor-trailer for further inspection.

Following a positive canine sniff alerting to the presence of narcotics, the vehicle was searched and found to contain 105 bales of marijuana mixed within a shipment of jalapenos. This find weighed in at 2,400 pounds, with an estimated street value of more than $1.2 million.

The driver, a 50-year-old male Mexican national, was handed over to Homeland Security Investigations. His vehicle and narcotics were seized.

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