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Stuffed peppers: $1.2M marijuana load sniffed out in Nogales

  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the commercial port in Nogales found 2,476 pounds of marijuana hidden in a load of green peppers.
    CBPU.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the commercial port in Nogales found 2,476 pounds of marijuana hidden in a load of green peppers.

Green peppers weren't the only crop in the back of tractor-trailer at the commercial port in Nogales on Tuesday. 

Stuffed among the peppers was 2,476 pounds of marijuana worth more than $1.2 million, according to a release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. 

Officers arrested Mexican national Sixto Hernandez-Apodaca, 51, after a drug dog alerted to 308 packages of marijuana hidden among the peppers, the release said.

The tractor-trailer and the drugs were seized, while Hernandez was handed over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

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