Nearly Nine Tons of Marijuana Seized at Mexican Border

It's being called the largest marijuana bust ever at the Calexico port of entry. Federal agents say they have seized nearly nine tons of pot inside a shipment of flat panel television sets.

Drug dogs alerted border patrol agents to the tractor-trailer Friday afternoon. Inside they found over 1,000 packages of pot along with the TVs.

The accused smuggler is a 25-year-old Mexican and registered participant in the FAST program.

FAST is an agreement between Mexico, Canada and the United States to expedite trade. "Low-risk" drivers must submit an application and agree to a security profile.

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