Trucker gets 22 years for pot smuggling

SAN DIEGO (AP) – A suburban San Diego truck driver has been sentenced to nearly 22 years in prison for hauling about 10 tons of marijuana that was smuggled through a cross-border tunnel lined with rail track.

The driver, 31-year-old Carlos Cunningham of Oceanside, apologized Monday for his role in 1 of the largest marijuana busts in U.S. history.

U.S. District Judge Larry Burns imposed a sentence that was more than two years longer than what prosecutors recommended.

Burns says the 19,400 pounds of pot that was seized from Cunningham's truck in November was a staggering amount.

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