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Spicy With A Twist: Nearly 4 Tons Of Pot Found In Jalapeno Shipment

29 days ago   |   By NPR

Hundreds of bulky green packages were discovered amid the spicy chilies. The drugs seized at a San Diego cargo facility were valued at $2.3 million. (Image credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
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Nearly 4 Tons of Marijuana Found Hidden in Jalapeño Peppers Seized in San Diego

Nearly 4 Tons of Marijuana Found Hidden in Jalapeño Peppers Seized in San Diego

29 days ago   |   By Time

Border Patrol agents on Thursday discovered nearly four tons of marijuana hidden in a shipment of jalapeño peppers traveling from Mexico to the US, officials said.
The discovery was made at the Otay Mesa border crossing in San Diego, Calif., when the 37-year-old Mexican driver was flagged for a secondary inspection, according to a press release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection .
A canine team alerted to the shipment of peppers, where officials discovered 314 large wrapped packages, weighing 7,560 pounds, and containing a leafy substance that tested positive for marijuana.
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