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Nov 13, 2012 7:02 PM by Ian Cross

Mixed greens discovered in trailer inspected in Nogales

NOGALES, Ariz. - Customs officers working at a cargo facility in Nogales found a different type of greens intermingled with a trailer loaded with produce Saturday: more than 1,800 pounds of marijuana were found in a shipment of cucumbers.

Customs and Border Protection officers at the Mariposa Cargo Facility referred a 26-year-old Mexican national for inspection of his tractor-trailer as he tried to enter the United States Saturday morning, according to a CBP news release.

During an x-ray of the trailer, officers noticed an anomaly in a shipment of cucumbers, which led to the discovery of 24 bundles of marijuana mixed in with the produce, the release states. The drugs, worth an estimated $770,000, were seized along with the tractor-trailer, and the driver was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

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