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800 lbs. of smuggled pot caught in carrots shipment

Eight-hundred pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $1.1 million, was found hidden in a shipment of carrots Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012.
August 18, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Criminals turned to produce as they tried to smuggle close to 800 pounds of marijuana into the country.

The marijuana, worth an estimated $1.1 million, was found hidden in a shipment of carrots Thursday.

The truck was stopped by Border Protection officers in San Diego as it tried to cross into the U.S. from Mexico.

More than 100 cellophane-wrapped packages of pot were seized.

The driver was arrested on the spot.


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