Agents Unlock Pot Shipment

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    U.S. Custom and Border Protection
    Agents found more than 6,000 pounds of marijuana mixed in with a shipment of door locks at the Calexico East port cargo facility. Officers found 458 wrapped packages of marijuana concealed in 67 boxes in the big rig November 20, 2009.

    Another big marijuana seizure happened at the U.S./Mexico border . This time, agents found more than 6,000 pounds of marijuana mixed in with a shipment of door locks at the Calexico East port cargo facility.

    Officers found 458 wrapped packages of marijuana concealed in 67 boxes in the big rig Friday around 7 p.m.

    A 30-year-old Mexicali man entered the cargo port driving a 1998 tractor trailer with cargo described as door locks. A canine team alerted agents to something in the cargo.  After a secondary inspection, agents found the pot with a street value of approximately $5.9 million, agents said.

    The driver was arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents.