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Mexican Man Breaks Record for Unsuccessful Arizona-Bound Marijuana Smuggling

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A 26-year-old Mexican national is apparently a new record-holder in the world of marijuana smuggling.

According to Customs and Border Protection, nobody's been caught with this much marijuana at an Arizona port of entry -- more than 14,000 pounds.

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CBP hasn't released the name of the man, nor any charges he's facing, if any, but the agency says in a statement that he's been turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

According to CBP, the man -- a Nogales, Mexico, resident -- attempted to drive the load through the Mariposa Port of Entry on a 1994 International tractor-trailer.

Officers selected the man for inspection, and the marijuana was found in 600 bales, hidden in cardboard boxes among what was supposed to look like a legitimate load of steel.

CBP estimates the value of the weed between $7 million and $12 million.

The previous record for failed marijuana smuggling into Arizona was cited as a 2010 bust, when officers recovered 12,000 pounds.

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