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Phoenix man claims luggage with 25 pounds of marijuana at airport

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PHOENIX — A Phoenix man was in jail after after police in Tennessee said he claimed lost luggage that contained 25 pounds of marijuana.

Hannibal el Aziz Muhammad, 25, was charged with having a controlled substance and possession with intent to sell, according to an affidavit filed in Nashville, Davidson County on Sunday.

Police said a Southwest Airlines baggage handler at Nashville International Airport called them early in the evening to report a suspicious bag.

The airline worker said he opened the bag because there was no luggage tag or any other type of identifying mark on the outside.

Hoping to find something that would establish the bag’s owner, the handler opened it and believed he smelled marijuana in a plastic bag.

According to a published report, the airline got hold of the likely owner.

When Muhammad showed up to retrieve the bag, Metro police arrested him as soon as he touched the bag.

He was being held on a $30,000 bond.

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