7 Tons of Pot, Worth $12 Million

6 Mar

In what was believed to be the largest pot seizure in U.S. history, federal agents busted a 26-year-old Mexican man who attempted to drive a 1994 tractor-trailer with 7 tons of marijuana hidden in it into Arizona from Mexico last month, according Customs and Border Protection officers.

Agents said they found 600 bales of marijuana weighing just over 14,000 pounds and worth up to $12 million inside boxes made to look like steel containers. The bust took place at the border in Nogales, the same port of entry where agents nabbed 12,000 pounds of pot in 2010. That bust had been the largest drug confiscation, according to the Los Angeles Times.

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