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CBP officers seize $250,650 of marijuana along border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers confiscated 557 pounds of marijuana concealed inside a shipment of cactus leaves at the Otay Mesa cargo facility along the California Mexico-border Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013.
November 16, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
Federal customs agents uncovered 557 pounds of marijuana concealed inside a shipment of cactus leaves Thursday.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found 167 wrapped packages of marijuana hidden inside a trailer carrying a shipment of produce around 7:40 p.m. at the Otay Mesa cargo facility.

Officials said the canine team screened the trailer and received a positive alert from the detector dog.

The marijuana confiscated was valued at an estimated $250,650.

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