Mexican truckers delivering drugs - no surprise here.
Pot found hidden in wire spools

Oct 01, 2012 7:49 PM
By Phil Benson - email

Courtesy of Customs and Border Protection

Pot hidden in wire spools

NOGALES, AZ (CBS5) -More than $1.6 million worth of marijuana was found hidden inside wire spools aboard a truck shipment in southern Arizona.

A man identified as a Mexican national was attempting to deliver farm equipment and commercial-sized spools of wire into the U.S. through the Nogales Commercial Facility on Friday.

He was selected for a secondary inspection of his cargo.

Officers used X-ray to inspect the shipment and detected irregularities within the spools. Officers drilled into the spools and found each contained metal boxes filled with nearly 3,300 pounds of marijuana.

The contraband, tractor-trailer and equipment were processed for seizure. The driver was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

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