NOGALES, Ariz. — A man was taken into custody accused of trying to
smuggle nearly $3.7 million worth of marijuana into southern Arizona in a
shipment of tomatoes.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers said 30-year-old Cuauhtemoc
Lopez-Cabrera of Nogales, Sonora, was arrested Wednesday at the commercial
facility in Nogales, Ariz.
He was referred for additional inspection of the tractor-trailer he was
CBP officials said a narcotics-detection dog alerted officials to the presence
of drugs within a shipment of tomatoes.
Officers found 315 bales of marijuana that weighed nearly 7,400 pounds and had
an estimated street value of $3.69 million.
The drugs and big rig were processed for seizure.
Lopez was turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland