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Eat More Green Vegetables: One And A Half Tons Of Pot Found In Lettuce Shipment
U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized 1.5 tons of marijuana from a truck shipping lettuce from Mexico on Wednesday, authorities announced, reports KTLA. The 27-year-old Mexican driver was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and his border crossing card was cancelled. The drugs, worth an estimated $1.8 million, were found by a narcotic detecting dog when the driver was required to pull into the Otay Mesa cargo facility for further inspection. CBP officers discovered 136 packages of marijuana, weighing about 3025 pounds, hidden in the boxes, notes KTLA.