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Border agents find pot in shipment of aircraft parts

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CBP officers at the Mariposa commercial facility in Nogales, AZ discovered 22-bundles of marijuana in a shipment of aircraft parts. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection) CBP officers at the Mariposa commercial facility in Nogales, AZ discovered 22-bundles of marijuana in a shipment of aircraft parts. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
Boxes in a shipment of aircraft parts are discovered to actually include 22-bundles of marijuana. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection) Boxes in a shipment of aircraft parts are discovered to actually include 22-bundles of marijuana. (Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Border Patrol agents arrested a man at the Nogales port of entry for trying to smuggle marijuana across the border in a shipment of aircraft parts.

According to a BP release the truck driver, a Nogales, Sonora man, was delivering aircraft parts to the U.S. when his truck was chosen for a secondary inspection.

Agents said they found 22 bundles of marijuana intermingled with the aircraft parts.  The bundles weighed 393 pounds and were worth an estimated $196,400. 

The Border Patrol seized the truck and the bundles, and the driver was turned over to ICE/HSI for further processing. 

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