Arizona

Dec 11, 2013 11:03 AM by Associated Press

Nearly 1,900 pounds of marijuana seized in Ariz.

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) - Federal authorities say a Mexican man is in custody for allegedly trying to smuggle nearly 1,900 pounds of marijuana into southern Arizona in a shipment of squash.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say the 40-year-old man was stopped Monday at the Port of Nogales for an additional inspection of the tractor-trailer he was driving.

A drug-sniffing dog alerted authorities to marijuana inside the shipment and officers found three pallets of pot worth nearly $943,000.

The name of the man arrested hasn't been released. He's from Nogales, Sonora.

CBP officials say he was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

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