CBP seize half a ton of pot at San Luis Port of Entry

CBP seize half a ton of pot at San Luis Port of Entry

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YUMA, AZ - A man is in federal custody after allegedly attempting to smuggle nearly half a million dollars in drugs through a local port of entry.

It happened Friday at the San Luis Port of Entry.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found nearly half a ton of marijuana hidden in a shipment of ceramic tiles.

The big rig driver has been identified as 43-year-old Ramiro Ramirez Aguirre. He was handed over to U.S. Immigration and Customs.

The tile was sent back to the carrier.

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