2010 went out with a bust after officials uncovered almost 5,000 pounds of marijuana in a tractor trailer which was supposed to be transporting tomatoes.
Customs and Border Protection stopped the truck at the Nogales, Arizona port last Thursday for a routine inspection.
According to azcentral.com, a drug detection dog sniffed out the marijuana, which was mixed in with the pallets of tomatoes being unloaded.
How much marijuana was stashed? Try 210 bales (or 4,984 pounds) which equates to $4.2 million worth (http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2011/01/03/20110103arizona-pot-seizure-5000-pounds.html).
Myfoxphoenix.com notes that officials believe the drugs were being smuggled across the border by a 48-year-old Mexican citizen who was then arrested.
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