U.S. Customs Officers Find More Than a Ton of Marijuana in Hot Sauce Shipment

Looks like some drug smugglers are trying to spice things up. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a man trying to sneak $1.4 million worth of marijuana into California in boxes of hot sauce.

A 39-year-old Mexican citizen arrived at the Otay Mesa cargo facility Friday driving a tractor attached to a trailer filled with boxes. The Tijuana resident claimed the boxes were full of hot sauce, but when officers ran the vehicles through the port’s x-ray system, they found inconsistencies in the cargo.

After unloading the shipment, officers discovered 2,330 pounds of pot in 123 wrapped packages, mixed in with bottles of hot sauce. The man was arrested and his marijuana, tractor and trailer were seized.

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