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3,000 pounds of pot found in jalapeno cans

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Marijuana smugglers must have thought they had a hot idea — packing pot into pepper cans.

Customs and Border Protection officials say 3,000 pounds of marijuana were found packed into jalapeno cans Tuesday night at the Southern California-Mexico border crossing in Otay Mesa.

Officers inspecting a tractor-trailer became suspicious of anomalies in its cargo. An officer drilled a hole in a can and found pot.

Officers seized the truck and some 1,800 packages of marijuana valued at $1.3 million.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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