U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found more than 1,400 pounds of marijuana concealed in a commercial shipment of limes. ( Photo courtesy U.S. Customs and Border Protection )

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Pharr International Bridge this week discovered another load of marijuana, this time hidden in a truckload of limes.

On Jan. 31, officers at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility directed a 1998 Freightliner tractor trailer hauling a shipment of limes for a secondary inspection, according to a news release.

Use of a non-intrusive imaging system and a canine team turned up 1,439 pounds of alleged marijuana in 620 packages hidden in the trailer.

The value of the seized drugs is approximately $287,700, and Homeland Security Investigations special agents are investigating the case further, according to the release.

“Our officers’ experience combined with the use of available tools continues to pay off with great narcotic interceptions,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry, in the release.

 

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Submitted by Green Fields Project on Mon, 02/05/2018 - 09:48

How much were the limes worth?
The difference tells us what some peoples priorities are.

Submitted by John on Mon, 02/05/2018 - 15:04

How long until The Packer reports an illicit load of marijuana from a legal production state? Should we set a betting pool? September 2018 from Oregon in a load of blueberries?

Submitted by Laura on Tue, 02/13/2018 - 14:12

When are they going to stop worrying about a non life threatening "drug" and start putting more focus on REAL DRUGS that actually are doing more harm than good LIKE HEROIN, etc??? SMDH