3,000 pounds of marijuana found in shipment of cucumbers

cucumbers weed hbtv hemp beach tvU.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found 2,791 pounds of marijuana hidden in a shipment of cucumbers.

An officer working at the Calexico cargo facility on January 17 asked a man to pull over for a more in-depth inspection of his tractor, which was pulling a trailer full of cucumbers.

During the inspection, a narcotics detecting dog alerted officers to the boxes of cucumber.

Officers searched the boxes and found 336 wrapped packages of marijuana mixed in with the cucumbers.

CBP says the drugs are valued at about $1.7 million.

The drug smuggler, who is a 36-year-old resident of Mexicali, Baja California, was turned over to the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents for further processing.

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