- Associated Press - Friday, February 26, 2016

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) - Federal officers found and seized 2½ tons of marijuana in boxes in a tractor-trailer rig being inspected as it entered the United States at a border crossing point in Nogales.

Customs and Border Protection says the marijuana valued at approximately $2.75 million was seized Wednesday.

The agency says the cardboard boxes containing the marijuana were packed with plastic on pallets and listed as containing electronic items.

Authorities seized 8.5 tons marijuana seizure in Nogales earlier this month.

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