Feds Make Biggest Pot Bust in History
$12M worth of marijuana confiscated on Mexican border
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Jan 24, 2013 7:02 AM CST
Border agents have seized a reported record amount of marijuana.   (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

(Newser) – The good news: US border agents have seized some 14,151 pounds of marijuana—thought to be the biggest seizure in history, the Los Angeles Times reports. The humorously depressing news: The 26-year-old man busted with the pot was betting he could just drive some 600 bales of it across the US border in a tractor-trailer. Agents at the border crossing in Nogales, Ariz., seized the pot, worth some $12 million, last week. The driver is being investigated by immigration and customs authorities. The previous record seizure: 12,000 pounds, at the same spot in 2010.

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HANKHILL
Jan 24, 2013 9:18 PM CST
damn!
BCS
Jan 24, 2013 5:14 PM CST
and now for the redistribution. Silly truck driver didn't realize you need government approval to get that kind of shipment in. Legalize it and cut the funding to the cartels, Wells Fargo and others wouldn't want that though. No one is going to smoke shitty Mexican brick weed, if they can get medical grade cannabis legally. Cutting funding to the cartels = Saving lives and improving others
Gomez
Jan 24, 2013 3:38 PM CST
He believed he could drive a tractor trailer of pot through customs ? You would have to be an idiot to not realize he was working undercover.