105-Ton Pot Cache Seized in Mexico

Tijuana raids net huge stash, some in Homer Simpson packaging
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 19, 2010 5:31 AM CDT
Soldiers and police officers guard packages of seized marijuana during a presentation for the media in Tijuana.   (AP Photo/Guillermo Arias)
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(Newser) – Mexican authorities have made the biggest marijuana bust in years. Some 10,000 packages of pot weighing a total of 105 tonssome of it wrapped in Homer Simpson packagingwere seized in pre-dawn raids in Tijuana, the BBC reports. Gangs had been planning to smuggle the dope into the US, say officials. Eleven people were busted, and one suspect and a police officer were wounded during exchanges of gunfire during the raids. Authorities plan to incinerate the cache.

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