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Border inspectors seize 7 tons of marijuana in San Diego

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CBP officers extracted 587 packages of marijuana from the trailer, weighing 14,219 pounds with a street value of $7.1 million. CBP officers extracted 587 packages of marijuana from the trailer, weighing 14,219 pounds with a street value of $7.1 million.

SAN DIEGO (AP) - U.S. authorities say they seized more than seven tons of marijuana inside a truck at a San Diego border crossing.

Customs and Border Protection said Friday that an unnamed 47-year-old Mexican driver attempted to enter the country from Tijuana, Mexico, declaring that he was carrying furniture. Imaging devices led inspectors to nearly 600 wrapped packages of marijuana in the truck. CBP estimated the street value at $7.1 million.

Thursday's seizure at the Otay Mesa port of entry was unusually large.

Smugglers typically send smaller loads through trucks and cars. They have turned in recent years to building tunnels to try to move large quantities of marijuana.
Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.

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