CBP officers seize more than 5 tons of marijuana in Nogales

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — Customs and Border Protection officers in Nogales have seized more than five tons of marijuana that was in a shipment of vacuum pump parts.

Officers at the Mariposa Commercial Facility arrested the 23-year-old tractor-trailer driver from Mexico on Wednesday at the Port of Nogales.

CBP officers working with a narcotics-detection dog discovered more than 10,000 pounds of marijuana in the big rig, worth an estimated $5 million.

They seized the drugs and vehicle and turned the man over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

The name of the man wasn't released Thursday.

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