More than 1,800 pounds of pot seized in Nogales

More than 1,800 pounds of pot seized in Nogales

CREATED Mar. 29, 2012

Web Producer: Ina Ronquillo

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) - Federal authorities say they've seized more than 1,800 pounds of marijuana hidden in a cucumber load that was driven across the southern Arizona border.
   
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers referred a 27-year-old Mexican man for an inspection of his tractor-trailer Wednesday night at the Mariposa Commercial Port in Nogales.
   
CBP officers say the X-ray operator noticed an anomaly in the shipment of cucumbers, which led to a physical inspection and the discovery of 224 bundles of marijuana co-mingled with the produce.
   
The drugs and tractor-trailer were processed for seizure. The driver was arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations. His name hasn't been released.

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