Nogales drug dog gets snoot full, finds pot hidden in jalapeno shipment

2014-05-10T17:45:00Z Nogales drug dog gets snoot full, finds pot hidden in jalapeno shipmentKimberly Matas Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
May 10, 2014 5:45 pm  • 

A drug-sniffing dog got a snoot full Wednesday when he found $1.2 million worth of marijuana, hidden in a tractor-trailer of jalapenos.

The 50-year-old truck driver was arrested at the Nogales port of entry for attempting to smuggle more than 2,400 pounds of marijuana into the United States.

After a narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs in the semi, officers found 105 bales of marijuana hidden among a shipment of jalapenos.

The drugs and truck were processed for seizure. The driver was turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

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