$2.3 Million Worth Of Weed Found In Shipment of Jalapeños In California

Officials say they seized $2.3 million worth of cannabis that was hidden in a shipment of jalapeño peppers at a Southern California port. A Customs and Border Protection K-9 unit alerted officers to a shipment of peppers Thursday at the Otay Mesa cargo facility in San Diego.

The release mentioned CBP found a “37-year-old male Mexican citizen entered the port of entry driving a tractor pulling a trailer with cargo manifested as jalapeño peppers.”

Acting CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan congratulated the officers on Twitter and noted it was the second large seizure of cannabis there within days.





Authorities seized more than 10,600 lbs of weed in a shipment of plastic auto parts at the port Tuesday.

In July, a cargo ship that was seized with nearly 20 tons of cocaine on board — with an estimated street value of $1.3 billion — belonged to JP Morgan Chase. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said it was the largest vessel ever seized in the agency’s 230-year history.

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