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Jan 22, 2013 4:19 PM by ASSOCIATED PRESS

Record breaking pot seizure in Nogales

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) - Federal authorities say they've made one of their largest marijuana seizures ever at an Arizona border crossing.

At a news conference Tuesday, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officials showed the 7 tons of marijuana seized Jan. 15 at a commercial truck crossing point. It was at the Mariposa port of entry on the U.S.-Mexico border in Nogales, Ariz.

The 600 bales of pot were wrapped in plastic with each bale weighing between 25 and 30 pounds.

In all, authorities say the marijuana found hidden in a tractor trailer weighed more than 14,000 pounds.

CBP officials say their previous largest marijuana seizure at an Arizona border crossing was about 12,000 pounds in 2010.

A 26-year-old Mexican man accused of driving the truck is in federal custody. His name hasn't been released.

NOGALES - Federal authorities say agents recently made a huge marijuana seizure at a commercial truck crossing point.

The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol is withholding details of the seizure before a news conference scheduled Tuesday.

However, the agency says the seizure was made Jan. 15 and involved more than seven tons of marijuana with an estimated value of $7 million.

Customs and Border Patrol says it will hold the news conference will be held at the Mariposa Port and that media will be able to view the marijuana and where it was seized.

The port is a major crossing point for commercial truck traffic, particularly for produce being imported into the United States from Mexico.
on the U.S.-Mexico border in Nogales, Ariz.

The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol is withholding details of the seizure before a news conference scheduled Tuesday.

However, the agency says the seizure was made Jan. 15 and involved more than seven tons of marijuana with an estimated value of $7 million.

Customs and Border Patrol says it will hold the news conference will be held at the Mariposa Port and that media will be able to view the marijuana and where it was seized.

The port is a major crossing point for commercial truck traffic, particularly for produce being imported into the United States from Mexico.

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