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Ton Of Marijuana Found In Hot Sauce Shipment At Calif. Border

SAN DIEGO — It was definitely a spicy find for U.S. Border Patrol agents: a shipment of hot sauce confiscated at the U.S.- Mexico border was found to contain over one ton of marijuana.
The bust came last Friday afternoon at the cargo checkpoint in Otay Mesa, where customs agents decided to take a closer look at the trailer loaded with what had been reported to be hot sauce.
After a border patrol agent detained the driver — a 39-year-old male Mexican citizen and resident of Tijuana — for secondary screening, officers ran the tractor trailer through the port’s x-ray imaging system.
Once they opened the shipment, they found 123 bundles of marijuana among bottles of hot sauce.
Officials said the marijuana has an estimated street value of $1.4 million.
The driver was arrested and transported to the Metropolitan Correctional Center, while agents seized the marijuana, tractor and trailer.

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2011/09/07/one-ton-of-marijuana-found-in-hot-sauce-shipment-at-calif-border/

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Added: Sep-7-2011 Occurred On: Sep-7-2011
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