Customs and Border Protection officers found bales of marijuana concealed by false boxes among banana-filled boxes in the shipment. ( Courtesy Customs and Border Protection )

Officers with the Customs and Border Protection at the Pharr (Texas) International Bridge cargo facility recently found more than two tons of marijuana hidden in a shipment of bananas.

The March 24 bust included 4,616 pounds of marijuana, valued at about $923,000, according to CBP, hidden within the banana boxes.

Officers at the facility selected the shipment for an “intensive secondary examination,” according to a news release, which included a canine team, to inspect the load. Officers found 200 packages of marijuana in the trailer.

The Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Field Operations at the facility seized the marijuana, tractor-trailer and bananas, according to the release.

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