( Courtesy Customs and Border Protection )

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers discovered close to $1 million in suspected cocaine in shipment of produce crossing into the U.S. in Pharr, Texas, two days after a $4 million seizure there.

The tractor trailer hauling fresh produce from Mexico arrived at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge on Sept. 24. Officers referred it to a secondary inspection, according to a news release.

During the inspection, authorities found 50 packages weighing a total of almost 125 pounds hidden in the trailer. The drugs have a street value of $960,500, according to the release.

The Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations seized the drugs and the tractor-trailer and arrested the driver, a 36-year old Mexican man.

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