Pharr CBP officers on a pot-busting roll

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found and seized a ton and a half of marijuana concealed in a shipment of mixed vegetables. ( Photo courtesy U.S. Customs and Border Protection )

Smugglers attempting to slip a ton and a half of marijuana into the U.S. over the weekend were foiled by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility.

Officers on duty Feb. 3 at the Pharr cargo facility directed a blue 1998 International tractor trailer hauling a shipment of mixed vegetables for a secondary inspection, according to a news release.

They used a canine team to located the hidden narcotics, 3,086 pounds of alleged marijuana in 1,304 packages.

The officers seized the drugs, which have an approximate value of $617,288, and turned the case over to Homeland Security Investigations agents.

 

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