Border officers in Nogales find tractor-trailer hauling 10 tons of marijuana

2013-11-19T08:25:00Z 2013-11-19T17:53:24Z Border officers in Nogales find tractor-trailer hauling 10 tons of marijuanaThe Associated Press The Associated Press
November 19, 2013 8:25 am  • 
A tractor-trailer carrying a load of squash from Hermosillo, Sonora was also carrying the largest load of marijuana seized on Arizona's border with Mexico, officials said Tuesday.
The pot – 881 bundles weighing 20,375 pounds – was seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working the Mariposa commercial facility in Nogales on Wednesday.
The record-setting bust comes 10 months after officers confiscated 14,000 pounds of marijuana in January, then a record amount for the state, officials said Tuesday at a news conference to announce the bust.
In the latest incident, Pedro Corona-Moreno, 32, a trucker from Hermosillo, was referred for a routine inspection of his load of produce as he was entering the Arizona. When the shipment was offloaded, a drug dog alerted to the presence of marijuana, according to a CBP news release.
The tractor-trailer, drugs and produce were processed for seizure. Corona-Moreno was arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

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