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4 tons of pot seized from semitrailer at AZ border

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NOGALES, AZ (CBS5) -

Federal officers in southern Arizona uncovered and seized four tons of marijuana found hidden in a semitrailer attempting to enter the U.S.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Nogales referred a 30-year-old man from Nogales, Sonora, Mexico for additional inspection of the vehicle he was driving.

After a CBP narcotics detection dog alerted to the presence of drugs in the trailer, officers said.

Officers said they removed and seized 298 bales of marijuana worth more than $4 million. 

The driver was turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

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