Mexican National Tries, and Fails, to Hide 3,000 Pounds of Weed in Cans of Jalapeños
Today in Found at the Border: A 34-year-old Mexican national tried to come into the United States through Nogales yesterday with thousands of jalapeño cans.
The problem was that 2,000 of those cans were light on the jalapeños, but heavy on the marijuana -- more than 3,000 pounds of it, in total.
-Agents Find Heroin Stuffed in a Guy's Belly Button
-Bell Peppers Will Not Disguise 2,000 Pounds of Weed
-Buckets of Chicken: Half Original Recipe, Half Meth
-Mexican Man Breaks Record for Pot Smuggling
-230 Pounds of Cheese Seized at U.S./Mexico Border
The man, who wasn't named by Customs and Border Protection officials, drove his tractor-trailer into the Nogales Commercial Facility yesterday, when his shipment of canned jalapeños was selected for additional inspection.
Phoenix Suns vs. Portland Trail Blazers
TicketsWed., Nov. 2, 7:00pm
Arizona Coyotes vs. Nashville Predators
TicketsThu., Nov. 3, 7:00pm
Arizona State University Sun Devils Hockey vs. University of Michigan
TicketsFri., Nov. 4, 7:05pm
2016 Charles Schwab Cup Championship
TicketsWed., Nov. 9, 9:00am
The drug-sniffing dog wasn't thrown off by the jalapeños, and nearly 3,300 pounds of weed was found inside 2,000 cans.
Like many before him, the driver was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in Phoenix, delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday.