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Record drug bust made at Mexican border

Jan. 23, 2013 at 11:55 AM   |   Comments

NOGALES, Ariz., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- What U.S. officials are calling the biggest marijuana shipment ever smuggled from Mexico has been seized at a border crossing in Arizona.

Some seven tons of the illegal weed was found in a semi-trailer that had entered the country at Nogales, The Arizona Republic reported Wednesday.

The 600 bundles had an estimated value of $12 million, officials with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol said.

The 26-year-old driver, from Nogales, Sonora, was turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

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