SAN DIEGO -

Marijuana smugglers must have thought they had a hot idea - packing pot into pepper cans.
   
Customs and Border Protection officials say 3,000 pounds of marijuana were found packed into jalapeno cans Tuesday night at the Southern California-Mexico border crossing in Otay Mesa.
   
Officers inspecting a tractor-trailer became suspicious of anomalies in its cargo.  An officer drilled a hole in a can and found pot.
   
Officers seized the truck and some 1,800 packages of marijuana valued at $1.3 million.