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Marijuana concealed in cucumber shipment

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NOGALES, Ariz. -

Customs and Border Protection officers thwarted a drug smuggling attempt Saturday when they found pot concealed in a shipment of cucumbers.

More than 1,800 pounds of marijuana, worth nearly $777,000, were discovered.

Officers were working at the Mariposa Cargo Facility when they referred a 26-year-old Mexican National for an inspection of his tractor-trailer on his way into the States.

During an X-ray of the truck, officers noticed an anomaly. They then found 224 bundles of pot mixed in with the produce.

The driver was arrested and turned over to ICE-Homeland Security Investigations.

 

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