790 pounds of marijuana found within shipment of cucumbers
Officers found 790 pounds of marijuana within a shipment of cucumbers last week, according to a news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
On Jan. 17, officers stationed at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility referred a white tractor-trailer hauling cucumbersto secondary inspection.
During a search, CBP officers found 285 packages of marijuana-- totaling 790.35 pounds-- hidden within the trailer.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection estimates the seizure had a street value of $158,070.
The case remains under federal investigation.