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Pot bust at border yields $6 million in marijuana

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CALEXICO, Calif. (CBS 8) -- Customs and border protection officers conducted a huge pot bust at the Calexico cargo facility.

The border patrol said 6,000 pounds of marijuana inside a tractor-trailer at the facility on Friday.

The 30-year-old driver from Mexicali was arrested and turned over to immigration and customs enforcement.

According to officers, 458 wrapped packages of marijuana were found hidden inside 67 cardboard boxes.

The marijuana is said to have a street value of nearly $6 million.

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