CBP officers in Nogales seize $1.6 million in marijuana

Updated: May. 29, 2013 at 12:33 PM MST
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The U.S. Customs and Border Protection says a narcotics detection canine alerted to the...
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection says a narcotics detection canine alerted to the shipment of canned jalapenos, where officers found more than 2,000 cans filled with marijuana. (Source: CBP)

A Mexican national was arrested Tuesday after border agents found nearly almost 3,300 pounds of marijuana in the tractor-trailer he was driving.

According to a news release from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the unidentified 34-year-old resident of Nogales, Sonora was attempting to enter the United States through the Nogales Commercial Facility when he was referred for an additional inspection.

A CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the shipment of canned jalapenos, where officers found more than 2,000 cans filled with marijuana, the release said.

The drugs had an estimated value of $1.6 million, according to the release.

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