Rookie drug-sniffing dog helps find big pot stash

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Not bad for a rookie. The U.S. Customs and
Border Protection agency says a drug-sniffing patrol dog on its
first night on duty Tuesday helped its handler find a 477-pound
load of marijuana.
The agency said Thursday that the drugs were found in nine
duffel bags off a remote stretch of highway in Jacumba, about 75
miles east of San Diego. The route is popular with traffickers
bringing drugs into the U.S.
The precocious pooch was described as a 2-year-old male German
shepherd.
Agents arrested two suspected illegal immigrants who allegedly
brought the drugs across the border.
The marijuana is estimated to have a street value of about
$380,000.


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