Customs Seize Nearly A Ton Of Pot In Banana Shipment

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers have seized nearly a ton of marijuana hidden in a banana shipment at a cargo facility near the U.S.-Mexico border.

Officials say a drug-sniffing dog alerted officers to the stash Monday when the Mexican truck driver applied to cross into the U.S. at the Otay Mesa cargo facility.

Officers say they opened the boxes in the truck and found 235
packages of pot worth an estimated $1.1 million. The driver was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and is being held at a downtown San Diego jail. Last week, officers found 315 packages of marijuana in a shipment of peppers and green beans.


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  • by Anonymous on Feb 3, 2010 at 04:56 PM
    It sounds like the drug dealers were try to satisfy the buyer's hunger issues with healthy selections. At least it's a step in the right direction.
  • by Drew Location: Greenville on Feb 3, 2010 at 01:49 PM
    Lately I've been feeling a little high after eating my fruits and veggies and now I know why.
  • by Darren Location: Kill Devil Hills on Feb 3, 2010 at 11:28 AM
    I wonder how long these guys have been doing all this. If all that was sold succesfully, then there would sure be some rich Mexican off of the illegal market living with the poor.
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