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Updated Dec 14, 2013 - 10:58 am

Report: Man used watermelons to get pot into Ariz.

NOGALES, Ariz. — A Mexican national is facing drug charges after agents say he tried to smuggle nearly 1,850 pounds of marijuana into Arizona through a shipment of watermelons.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection say the 32-year-old man was arrested Thursday while trying to cross the Mariposa Port of Entry.

Officials say officers found 200 bundles of marijuana worth about $924,000 hidden among a shipment of watermelons in the man’s tractor-trailer rig.

Authorities say the driver was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

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