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Border Officers Find 384 Pounds of Weed Hidden by Tortillas

Today in Found at the Border: Officers at the border busted the old weed in the tortillas trick yesterday in Nogales.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection says a 37-year-old Tucson man had 384 pounds of pot hidden among a shipment of fresh corn tortillas.

As you can see in the photos, the weed was actually hidden in a fake bottom of the milk crates holding the tortillas.

According to CBP, an officer with some suspicions brought in the drug-sniffing dog, who smelled the pot.

The nearly 384 pounds were spread out over 44 packages, according to the agency.

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The Tucson man driving the van, whose name wasn't released, was arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

Other recent border busts include a man who tried to smuggle himself in a load of chili peppers, and another woman who tried to smuggle meth in her vagina.

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