SAN DIEGO (CBS) — It was definitely a spicy find for U.S. Border Patrol agents: a shipment of hot sauce confiscated at the U.S.- Mexico border was found to contain over one ton of marijuana.

The bust came last Friday afternoon at the cargo checkpoint in Otay Mesa, where customs agents decided to take a closer look at the trailer loaded with what had been reported to be hot sauce.

After a border patrol agent detained the driver — a 39-year-old male Mexican citizen and resident of Tijuana — for secondary screening, officers ran the tractor trailer through the port’s x-ray imaging system.

Once they opened the shipment, they found 123 bundles of marijuana among bottles of hot sauce.

Officials said the marijuana has an estimated street value of $1.4 million.

The driver was arrested and transported to the Metropolitan Correctional Center, while agents seized the marijuana, tractor and trailer.

Comments (23)
  1. cheech says:

    1 hot shipment, busted. now i have to find my new source,

  2. Efrain says:

    Cmon on now… it’s only medicine for the lazy.

  3. Joe Bob says:

    Dang it, why does everything have to be outsourced? We can grow our own marijuana stateside just fine so please keep your stems and seeds south of the border where it belongs!

  4. TT says:

    They seized the tractor and trailer – and all the pot – somebody isnt gonna be happy …….. Good – Well Done Border Officers !!! Thank you – hope ya get em’ all…

    1. spr says:

      You’re such a dolt. Baaaa Baaa sheep person.

  5. John says:

    Whoa, Dude! I need that hot sauce for my glaucoma!

  6. Timothy McGarry says:

    Otay mesa reminds me of Buckwheat. Otay.

  7. Wynne says:

    Darn, I was hoping the grass was IN the hot sauce! Hey caramba!

  8. SPR says:

    I love how they claim the “street value” is over a million dollars. Trust me, no one is paying a million for that mexican shwag weed. It’s worth probably a third of the estimated value.

  9. AJ Morgan says:

    1.4 Mil for that scracth dirt weed?

    Always buy American!

  10. Ali Baba says:

    For all the non-believers, maybe now you’ll believe us when we say Tapatio goes with everything

    1. Haywoo jablowme says:

      Hahaha awesome


    spark it sparky!!!!

  12. Mr , Time says:

    And while they were licking there chop’s because of the tip by other Mexican Cartel Drug Lords rating out each other out to the DEA; The DEA brings their 100 ton’s of cocaine past their paid off lackey U.S Border Patrol Agent’s. Did everybody forget that METH , COCAINE , MEXICAN BLACK TAR, is by far more profitable to the U.S. STOCK EXCHANGE – ( WALL STREET ) . As for the 61Million American’s that are drug user’s, they never get the real stuff . Marijuana dose not have a market value that is worth a hill of bean’s compared to the one’s that can KILL you.

  13. Red Meador says:

    Why the heck dont the Government get out of the drug business and let these folks make a living>? Simply because the government aint making nothing off it. and it keeps a bunch of people employed by the government who cant get an honest job.

    1. lonnie says:

      wow smart comment red mead or ,, keep the Mexican mafia / gangs in work lol ,

  14. lonnie says:

    this is what you get , when pres lets Mexican truckers into USA ,

  15. Haywood jablome says:

    take out the hot sause and fill it with that Mexican weed it wouldn’t be worth 1.4 million if you threw in the tractor and trailer & the Beamer truck driver

  16. KOBE says:

    And so the driver will be given section 8 housing, food stamps, free college and general relief to stay in Los Angeles. His ten kids and wife will soon come to los Angeles and they will milk the taxpayers. SO SAD

    1. HollywoodSaint says:

      dude your so funny cause you just spoke the truth like jeseus giving a sermon on top of the hill…im an atheist so im not offended by my words

  17. JBoy says:

    Don’t blame California, we don’t smoke Mexican ditch weed…Only the very finest of bud grown right here. Maybe if other states would get with the program we wouldn’t have this problem.

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