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$500,000 worth of marijuana seized

October 16, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
The Border Patrol seizes more than $500,000 worth of marijuana found stuffed inside a sport utility vehicle.Agents spotted the 2002 Toyota Sequoia on the 5 Freeway in Mission Viejo Wednesday. They say the SUV appeared to be carrying extra weight in the cargo area, so they stopped it.

Inside, they found 30 bundles of pot, weighing a total of 840 pounds. They say some of it was clearly visible as they approached the car.

The 25-year-old driver, a Mexican national, is under arrest.

City News Service contributed to this report.