(Tijuana, Mexico) -- Mexican soldiers have made a record marijuana bust.
Officials say 105 tons of pot were seized yesterday with a U.S. street value pegged at more than 340-million dollars.
Soldiers raided several homes near Tijuana, just across the border from San Diego, California and were fired upon at least once as they seized the drugs and nabbed eleven suspected traffickers.
The drugs were reportedly bound for America.
The bust came at the same time that Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano visited San Diego to highlight U.S. efforts to beat back Mexican drug cartels.
Mexico is acknowledged to be one of the world's leading producers of marijuana, and is said to export about seven-thousand tons of pot yearly.
Experts say marijuana and Mexican-grown heroin create more than ten-billion dollars worth of exports yearly for the drug cartels.
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