Man Arrested for Smuggling Pot in Shipment of Carrots
The 29-year-old Maywood man was stopped at the Otay Mesa border crossing Wednesday night.
Agents say he was attempting to pass through with what he claimed was a large shipment of boxed carrots in the bed of the truck.
He’s facing federal charges for the attempted illegal smuggling of marijuana.
The 42 packages of pot has a street value of almost $500,000, officials said.