Nearly $4M in pot found in shipment of tomatoes at Nogales port

2014-01-23T12:16:00Z 2014-01-24T21:04:07Z Nearly $4M in pot found in shipment of tomatoes at Nogales portArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
January 23, 2014 12:16 pm  • 

Nearly $4 million worth of marijuana was seized in a shipment of tomatoes on Wednesday at the Nogales commercial port of entry, officials said.

The Mexican national driving a tractor-trailer rig was arrested after agents found nearly 7,400 pounds of marijuana in the trailer, according to a news release from Customs and Border Protection.

On Wednesday, CBP officers sent Cuauhtemoc Lopez-Cabrera, 30, of Nogales, Sonora, for additional inspection of the rig he was driving. After a drug dog alerted officers to the presence of drugs in a shipment of tomatoes, they found 315 bales of marijuana worth an estimated $3.7 million.

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