Today in Found at the border: A Mexican national tried to smuggle 2,000 pounds of weed into the United States by hiding the stash in bricks of charcoal.
Thanks to Wilhelm Röntgen's 1895 discovery of the X-ray, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers were able to see late last week that the 1,000 bags of charcoal also held a ton of marijuana.
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CBP officers figure that marijuana salesmen would value this haul of weed at around $1 million.
The driver, a 44-year-old Mexican national, tried to drive the load through the Port of Mariposa Commercial Facility, in Nogales.
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As is usually the case, the driver was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.