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$2.3M in pot seized at Nogales port of entry

  • More than 200 bundles of marijuana weighing 4,661 pounds and worth an estimated $2.3 million seized by Customs officers working at the cargo facility at the Mariposa crossing in Nogales.
    Customs and Border ProtectionMore than 200 bundles of marijuana weighing 4,661 pounds and worth an estimated $2.3 million seized by Customs officers working at the cargo facility at the Mariposa crossing in Nogales.

Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Mariposa cargo facility in Nogales seized more than $2.3 million worth of marijuana hidden in the back of a tractor-trailer Friday. 

The driver, Carlos Munoz-Munoz, 35, was arrested by officials after a drug dog alerted to the presence of narcotics and an inspection revealed 4,661 pounds of marijuana hidden among a load of electronics, the agency said  in a news release.

Munoz, a Mexican national, was handed over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations and the drugs and truck were seized. 

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