Marijuana stashed in shipment of tomatoes

Border agents in Nogales found 140 bundles of marijuana that weighed more than 3,300 pounds hidden in a shipment of tomatoes.

Border Patrol spokesman Rob Daniels said Monday that a 38-year-old Mexican man driving a tractor-trailer loaded with tomatoes tried to enter the U.S. through the Nogales port of entry on May 3.

Agents decided to inspect the vehicle further and found the bundles of marijuana amid the produce.

The Border Patrol estimated the pot was worth $1.7 million.

The driver was taken into custody and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs enforcement for further investigation.

On April 18, border agents in Nogales found four tons of marijuana hidden in two tractor-trailer shipments disguised as charcoal. They estimated that pot was worth more than 4.1 million

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