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Latino Daily News

Wednesday October 24, 2012

Home Remodeling Surprise:  Almost 1,000 pounds of Pot Found in Ceramic Tiles

Home Remodeling Surprise:  Almost 1,000 pounds of Pot Found in Ceramic Tiles

Photo: Pot Found in Ceramic Tiles from Mexico

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A Mexican national was arrested Friday morning for attempting to smuggle $472,000 worth of marijuana into the United States.

San Luis Customs and Border Protection officers referred 43-year-old Ramiro Ramirez-Aguirre of San Luis, Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico, for additional inspection of the tractor trailer he was driving, which contained a load of ceramic tiles.

After a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the presence of drugs in one of the boxes of tile; officers located nearly 945 pounds of marijuana.

The drugs and tractor-trailer were seized. Ramirez was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.