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Nearly 4 tons of weed was discovered inside a shipment of jalapeños

  • The discovery was made Thursday when a truck driver was flagged for a secondary inspection at the Otay Mesa border crossing in California.
  • During the inspection, a K-9 team alerted officers to the peppers, according to a press release from US Customs and Border Protection.
  • The federal agency didn't say why the driver, a 37-year-old male Mexican citizen, was initially flagged for a secondary inspection.
  • Inside the pallets of peppers officers discovered over 300 green packages that field-tested for marijuana.
  • Officials estimate the seized drugs are worth $2.3 million.
  • There was no word on potential criminal charges against the truck's driver.
  • Thursday's bust follows a seizure of more than 10,000 pounds of marijuana in a shipment of plastic auto parts that occurred August 13 at the same cargo facility.

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