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Dec 13, 2013 6:18 PM

Half a ton of pot smuggled in aluminum scrap

SAN LUIS, AZ - A Mexican national was arrested yesterday at the Port of San Luis after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers discovered 1041 pounds of marijuana co-mingled within a shipment of scrap aluminum.

After the 44-year-old man was referred for a secondary inspection of a Peterbilt tractor trailer, officers found 44 packages filled with marijuana worth nearly $469,000.

The drugs and vehicle were seized. The subject was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

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