Record Broken for Largest Failed Pot-Smuggling Attempt in Arizona

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Today in Found at the border: There's a new all-time record for the largest unsuccessful pot-smuggling attempt in Arizona.

The previous record was set in January, when a Mexican man attempted to drive 14,121 pounds of pot -- with an estimated value of $7.1 million -- through the port of entry in Nogales.

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman says details on this bust will be released at a press conference tomorrow afternoon, but says this haul was worth more than $10.1 million.

Assuming CBP hasn't changed its pot-valuing system, then this load would be more than 20,000 pounds.

This weed was driven through the same port in Nogales, the Mariposa Port, where the previous record-holder got busted. That man had the goods hidden in cardboard boxes among what was supposed to look like a legitimate load of steel.

Federal court records don't show any recent arrests for large pot busts, but that system usually takes a few days to update.

Before this year, the largest pot bust at an Arizona border port was 12,000 pounds of pot, recovered in 2010.

UPDATE November 20: CBP has more information, and pictures.

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Brandon Doyle
Brandon Doyle

Well, thank God they got it. That would suck if someone was able to smoke a bowl before watching the new South Park tonight. Another dangerous situation avoided.

Brandon Doyle
Brandon Doyle

20,000 lbs of Mexican weed..?? Idk probably around 50 bucks

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

Whatever. Can we have the parade now that the drug war's over?

Traci Phelps
Traci Phelps

The street value is never even close to what they try to say it is.

Greg Guerrero
Greg Guerrero

How do you smuggle something that is already legal in the states? The Feds are worst than cartels; everybody fighting over drug control... Makes you wonder if illegal immigration problems are manufactured to only sell what can be taxed in medicanaries

john043012
john043012

Put a ban on all Mexican vehicles entering the United States

Randy Brown
Randy Brown

Was this yesterday!? I live in Ahwatukee. . And around 1pm around 8 blackhawk helicoptors and 3-4 black cop helicoptors were hauling ass VERY low to the ground headed south that direction! Just wondering!?

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

Why no claim that this arrest was racist?  Huh???  If Sheriff Arpaio had made the arrest instead, you surely would be crying fowl wouldn't you?  To hear a message from Arpaio and his deputies, call (602) 777-6632.

Dontbelieveit
Dontbelieveit

Keeping in mind that there is just US and THEM .................;..THEY' ARE MAKING TO MUCH MONEY TO QUIT NOW.......WE NEED MORE PRISONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Sarcasm)

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

More wasted money and time, to stop something that never should have been made illegal in the first place and was only made illegal for profit protection of Big Oil, Big Pharma and now the LEA/Private Prison complex.

__McShyster__
__McShyster__

And the Stoners claimed that their "legalization" -- mmj in AZ and/or recreational in Colorado and elsewhere -- would eliminate the "black market" ... especially those often touted "evil Mexican cartels".


FRONTERA
FRONTERA

    " You  have to understand the WAR on drugs has never been about drugs " -Charles Bowden ......The House I Live In Official Trailer #1 (2012) Drugs Documentary Movie

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

@robert_graham If a roomful of monkeys tap away on computer keyboards for several years, one will likely produce a random series of letters that appear to constitute an intelligent message, You, on the other hand, have failed to do so in all the postings made on this site. Perhaps you should save up the lunch money your mother gives you and hire a roomful of monkeys. Couldn't hurt.

Question: what do Robert Graham AKA Joe Arpaio Fan AKA Bobby, and Monica Lewinski have in common?

Answer: kneepads.


Dontbelieveit
Dontbelieveit

@robert_graham ......Crying fowl? what fowl ? the only bird here is you chicken -shit jiffy call me at 1-800-eatshit....I'll be waiting!

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