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Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2008 1:40 pm | Updated: 11:56 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

NACO - U.S. officials found $2.7 million worth of marijuana hidden in wooden entertainment centers at the Arizona-Mexico border.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Brian Levin says officers at the Naco port of entry in southeastern Arizona decided to conduct an intense inspection of the furniture based on suspicions raised during an examination of paperwork and an interview with the truck driver.

Over several hours, officers disassembled the furniture and found the marijuana, which weighed about 1,600 pounds.

The truck driver was arrested and turned over to immigration authorities

Naco port Director Al Acuna says the sophisticated concealment shows the extreme effort drug smugglers will go through to get drugs across the border.

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