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Officials seize $2.3M worth of marijuana mixed with jalapeno peppers in California

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This Thursday, Aug 15, 2019, photo released by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection shows marijuana mixed in with a shipment of jalapeno peppers seized by CBP officers in San Diego’s Otay Mesa, Calif. Officials say they seized $2.3 million worth of marijuana at the Southern California port.
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection
In this Thursday, Aug 15, 2019, photo released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection shows almost four tons of marijuana seized by Otay Mesa, CBP officers in Otay, Calif. Officials say they seized $2.3 million worth of marijuana mixed in with a shipment of jalapeño peppers at a Southern California port. A Customs and Border Protection K-9 unit alerted officers to a shipment of peppers Thursday at the Otay Mesa cargo facility in San Diego.

SAN DIEGO — Officials say they seized $2.3 million worth of marijuana mixed in with a shipment of jalapeño peppers at a Southern California port.

A Customs and Border Protection K-9 unit alerted officers to a shipment of peppers Thursday at the Otay Mesa cargo facility in San Diego.

A CBP news release says officers discovered more than 7,500 pounds of marijuana in the peppers’ pallets.

Acting CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan congratulated the officers on Twitter and noted it was the second large seizure of marijuana there within days.

Authorities seized more than 10,600 lbs of marijuana in a shipment of plastic auto parts at the port Tuesday.

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