CBP seize tons of marijuana in jalapeno shipment


(CNN) — Border patrol agents say they seized nearly four tons of marijuana, hidden in a shipment of jalapeno peppers.

Officers at California’s Otay Mesa Facility says a Mexican citizen entered the port of entry driving a tractor-trailer full of what was manifested as jalapeno peppers.

Some canines alerted officers, who in turn opened the shipment and found 314 wrapped packages of the plants.

The port director said the seizure prevented the drugs from reaching the community.

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