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NOGALES, Ariz. -- A Mexican man is in custody for allegedly trying to smuggle almost 400 pounds of marijuana into southern Arizona in a shipment of aircraft parts.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say the 55-year-old man from Nogales, Sonora was arrested Wednesday at the Port of Nogales.

That was after authorities inspected the tractor trailer he was driving.

CBP officers inspected the back of the trailer and found 22 bundles of marijuana co-mingled within a shipment of aircraft parts.

They say the 393 pounds of marijuana has an estimated street value of $196,0.

The drugs and truck were processed for seizure.

The driver was turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations. His name hasn't been released.

Associated Press,

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