Nearly One Million Dollars Worth of Marijuana Found in Banana Shipment
PHARR, TX - I am sad to share some unsettling news with you this afternoon as yet another shipment of fresh produce has been soiled by the illegal actions of a drug distributor. In this round of drug busting, officials discovered a massive amount of marijuana hidden amongst a shipment of innocent bananas.
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection as well as the Office of Field Operations converged at the Pharr International Bridge where roughly 4,616 pounds of marijuana were discovered. Dispersed amongst many banana boxes, this shipment was arriving from Mexico when officers encountered the truck.
In a secondary inspection, 200 packages of the illicit substance were removed from the bananas, totaling at an estimated value of $923,290. Although this case is still under investigation according to 4ValleyCentral, the narcotics and the trailer carrying them have been seized.
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