Federal authorities in Detroit say they arrested a man trying to move more than half-a-million dollars worth of marijuana across state lines by hiding it in a shipment of frozen vegetables.
U.S. Border and Customs Patrol officials say 156 pounds of the drug, valued at $626,000, were discovered last week at a cargo facility in southwest Detroit, the Associated Press reported on Thursday. A 62-year-old Canadian man arrived at the facility with the shipment bound for Chicago, but when it was put under a routine scan, including an X-ray, cops found 134 packages of marijuana mixed in with the rest of the goods.
The truck and contraband were seized. The driver was arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.