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Pot found hidden in cucumber shipment

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(Source: US Customs and Border Protection) (Source: US Customs and Border Protection)
(Source: US Customs and Border Protection) (Source: US Customs and Border Protection)
NOGALES, AZ (CBS5) -

More than 1,800 pounds of marijuana was discovered hidden in a shipment of cucumbers in Nogales, federal officials said.

Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Mariposa Cargo Facility referred a 26-year-old Mexican man for an inspection of his tractor-trailer when he attempted to enter the U.S.

During an X-ray of the tractor-trailer, officers noticed something peculiar about the shipment of cucumbers. They discovered 224 bundles of marijuana co-mingled with the produce.

The drugs and tractor-trailer were processed for seizure. The driver was arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

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