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1,600 Pounds of Pot Found Inside Furniture

August 21, 2008

NACO, Ariz. (AP) — Some furniture inspected by customs agents at the Arizona-Mexico border gives new meaning to the term “entertainment centers” — they were allegedly used to hide $2.7 million worth of marijuana.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Brian Levin says officers at the Naco port of entry in southeastern Arizona got suspicious Tuesday after interviewing the truck driver hauling the wooden entertainment centers and examining the driver’s paperwork.

Over several hours, officers disassembled the furniture and found the marijuana, which weighed about 1,600 pounds.

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