$3.7 million of marijuana found hidden in cucumbers, nopales
Thu, 05 Apr 2012 19:17:32 GMT —
More than $3.7 million dollars worth of marijuana is off the streets after customs found it hidden in shipments of cucumbers and nopales.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers told Action 4 News that the seizures took place on Monday and Tuesday.
The first seizure happened at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge where authorities found 3,046 packages of marijuana hidden a shipment of cucumbers.
Investigators said the packages totaled about 2,804 pounds of marijuana.
On Tuesday, customs officers at the same bridge seized 292 packages of marijuana hidden inside a shipment of nopales, or prickly pear cactus pads.
The packages in that seizure totaled 1,913 pounds of marijuana.
No arrests were reported but both seizures remain under investigation.