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14 tons of pot seized in massive Calif. bust

Authorities made a massive marijuana bust near the Salton Sea in Southern California's Imperial County.

October 2, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Authorities made a massive marijuana bust near the Salton Sea in Southern California's Imperial County.

Border Patrol agents seized a tractor trailer carrying more than 14 tons of pot at a checkpoint on Highway 86. Officials are calling it one of the biggest pot busts on record.

In all, more than 1,100 bundles of pot were seized. The marijuana is valued at nearly $23 million.