Nogales border officers: Jalapeño load hid $1.6M in pot

2013-06-10T15:37:00Z 2013-06-11T08:15:41Z Nogales border officers: Jalapeño load hid $1.6M in potCarmen Duarte Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
June 10, 2013 3:37 pm  • 

More than the peppers made a shipment of jalapeños recently intercepted by border officers at Nogales hot.

About 2,300 pounds of marijuana were found inside a tractor-trailer entering Arizona Friday, according to Customs and Border Protection officials.

The 99 bundles of pot hidden among the peppers was worth $1.6 million.

The semi-truck driver, a 27-year-old man from Nogales, Sonora whose name was not made public, was arrested and turned over to federal authorities.

The shipment of marijuana, jalapeños and the tractor-trailer were seized, officials said.

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