3000 Pounds of Marijuana Hidden in Watermelons

November 14, 2011

An unusual shipment of watermelon from Mexico was stopped and searched upon entering Arizona. After X-Raying the cargo, border agents found nearly 3000 pounds of marijuana hidden inside the fruit. 

The incident occurred in Nogales, Arizona. Agents estimated the cargo was worth $1.5 million dollars and counted 128 bundles of marijuana. The Mexican driver was turned over to Homeland Security and the vehicle was seized. 

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