800 lbs. of smuggled pot caught in carrots shipment
SAN DIEGO (KABC) -- Criminals turned to produce as they tried to smuggle close to 800 pounds of marijuana into the country.
The marijuana, worth an estimated $1.1 million, was found hidden in a shipment of carrots Thursday.
The truck was stopped by Border Protection officers in San Diego as it tried to cross into the U.S. from Mexico.
More than 100 cellophane-wrapped packages of pot were seized.
The driver was arrested on the spot.
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