Feds Make Biggest Pot Bust in History

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

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. (More marijuana stories.)

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