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790 pounds of marijuana found within shipment of cucumbers

(Photo courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

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.

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