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.