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Feds seize 288 pounds of marijuana from trailer in Roma

Federal authorities seized 288 pounds of marijuana from a trailer in Starr County on Monday. (Source: HIDTA)

Federal authorities seized 288 pounds of marijuana from a trailer in Starr County on Monday, according to information released by Jesse Diaz of Starr County High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area.

At about 10:30 a.m., HIDTA investigators say they received a tip about possible narcotics inside a trailer located in an open lot in Roma.

HIDTA investigators say they, along with U.S. Customs and Border Protectoin and Border Patrol agents, executed a search warrant on the trailer after detecting a strong odor of marijuana coming from it.

During the search, investigators found 23 bundles of marijuana weighing 288 pounds.

Authorities say the property owner of the lot has not been found.

The case remains under investigation.

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