Nogales port officers find $1M worth of pot in bell peppers

2013-03-13T15:14:00Z 2013-03-13T16:52:18Z Nogales port officers find $1M worth of pot in bell peppersArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
March 13, 2013 3:14 pm  • 

A Mexican man was arrested Tuesday at a Nogales port of entry for attempting to smuggle more than a ton of marijuana into the United States.  

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Mariposa Port of Entry referred the 35-year-old driver of a tractor-trailer rig for an additional inspection.

The rig was X-rayed and a CBP dog detected drugs in a shipment of bell peppers. A further search led to the discovery of 280 packages of marijuana worth slightly more than $1 million.

The drugs and rig were seized. The driver was turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Copyright 2014 Arizona Daily Star. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Follow the Arizona Daily Star

Featured businesses

View more...

Deals, offers & events

View more...
Get weekly ads via e-mail