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CBP Field Operations Seizes Over 1.5 Tons of Marijuana Concealed Within a Commercial Trailer

CBP Field Operations Seizes Over 1.5 Tons of Marijuana Concealed Within a Commercial Trailer



PHARR, Texas — Last week, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) discovered 3,086 pounds of alleged marijuana within a commercial trailer carrying mixed vegetables across the Pharr International Bridge.

“Our officers’ diligence continues to prevail. We continue to keep our communities safe by preventing significant loads of narcotics from entering our country, like this one,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry, in a press release.

Packages containing 3,086 pounds of marijuana seized by CBP officers at Pharr International Bridge.

After a blue 1998 tractor trailer was intercepted and referred for a secondary inspection by CBP officers assigned to the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility on February 3, officers and a canine team extracted 1,304 packages of alleged marijuana, valued at approximately $617,288, hidden between an array of fresh vegetables.

The case remains under investigation by Homeland Security Investigations special agents.

Where will contraband appear next? Smuggled inside fresh fruit? Or with more vegetables? AndNowUKnow will continue to report with the latest.