The 232 packages of pot, weighing 1,058 pounds, were found beneath packages of tongue fish, authorities said. Officers at the Otay Mesa cargo port of entry had sent the the tractor-trailer for inspection Wednesday afternoon after spotting something suspicious through imaging technology.
The marijuana was discovered by a detector dog. The pot had an estimated street value of $476,000, authorities said.
The driver, a 29-year-old Mexican national, was arrested on smuggling charges. The marijuana and the truck were seized as evidence.
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