Pot worth $1M found hidden in charcoal shipment - Tucson News Now

Pot worth $1M found hidden in charcoal shipment

The marijuana weighed 2,000 pounds. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection) The marijuana weighed 2,000 pounds. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
It was spotted with an X-ray scanner. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection) It was spotted with an X-ray scanner. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
NOGALES, AZ (CBS5) -

A Mexican national was arrested Friday after federal officer found more than 2,000 pounds of marijuana concealed in a charcoal shipment.

The smuggling attempt was foiled at the Port of Mariposa commercial facility.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers used an X-ray scanner during commercial inspections to uncover the drugs.

The pot, valued at $1,014,350, was concealed in a shipment of 1,000 bags of charcoal.

The driver of the rig was referred to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

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