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Pot found hidden in carrot shipment

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Marijuana packages were found inside a shipment of carrots at the Otay Mesa border crossing facility. (Credit: CBP)

OTAY MESA, Calif. – Border officers arrested a man Wednesday after 42 packages of marijuana were found inside a shipment of carrots.

The 310-pounds of marijuana was discovered during an inspection of the 29-year-old man’s 2005 bobtail truck at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry around 7 p.m. Wednesday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers said.

Officers said they became suspicious of the driver and directed him to the cargo facility inspection area.  They ended up finding the pot valued around $500,000 mixed in with the carrot packages.

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Pot pulled from shipment of carrots. (Credit CBP)
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The driver, who is a resident of Maywood, Calif., was booked into federal prison and until his arraignment.

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2 Comments to “Pot found hidden in carrot shipment”

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    January 13, 2013 at 2:53 AM

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    Custom House Agent said:
    April 9, 2013 at 11:41 PM

    Such persons should be treated with severe punishments for doing such a serious offense, due to this all threats and risks, the world trade is getting affected due to restrictive trade practices adopted by the countries.

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