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Nearly $1M in marijuana discovered in melons

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Source: U.S. Customs & Border Protection Source: U.S. Customs & Border Protection
Source: U.S. Customs & Border Protection Source: U.S. Customs & Border Protection

NOGALES, AZ (Tucson News Now) - An attempt to smuggle marijuana in melons didn't work. Now nearly $1 million in pot is in the hands of Customs, and one man is under arrest.

It happened Thursday at the Port of Nogales. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers referred a 32-year-old Nogales, Sonora, Mexico man driving a tractor-trailer for additional inspection.  A drug dog sniffed out drugs inside the vehicle's cargo area, and officers removed 200 packages of marijuana worth $924,000.

The drugs and vehicle were processed for seizure. The subject was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

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