Border officers stop $3.2 million worth of pot in Arizona

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities at a port of entry in Nogales, Arizona, have stopped a shipment of nearly 6,500 pounds of marijuana.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Mariposa Commercial Facility seized an estimated $3.2 million worth of the drug from a Mexican man attempting to cross into the U.S. on Wednesday.

The man had over 140 packages of pot in a tractor-trailer. A drug-sniffing dog first detected the drug shipment.

Customs and Border Protection has not identified the man but said he was 39 years old and from Sonora, Mexico. He was turned over to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

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