Nogales border agents display 7-ton pot seizure

2013-01-22T10:17:00Z 2013-01-22T14:10:26Z Nogales border agents display 7-ton pot seizurePerla Trevizo Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Federal agents in Nogales today showed off about 14,000 pounds of marijuana that’s believed to be the largest pot seizure at an Arizona border crossing.

The more than seven tons of marijuana was intercepted Jan. 15 at the commercial truck crossing in Nogales, authorities said. It was hidden in the tractor trailer shipment.

The street value of the shipment is estimated at between $7 million and $12 million.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection is holding a news conference this morning to give details of the bust.

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