Marijuana found hidden inside jalapeo shipment in Progreso
Tue, 13 Nov 2012 16:10:29 GMT —
More than $785,000 dollars worth of marijuana is off the streets after authorities found 302 packages hidden inside a shipment of jalapeos.
It all happened at the Progreso International Bridge on Friday.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers said an 18-wheeler with a shipment of jalapeos came into the United States from Mexico.
Customs officers sent the 18-wheeler to secondary inspection where authorities allegedly found 302 packages with 785.9 pounds of marijuana hidden inside 1,000 packages of jalapeos.
Investigators believe the marijuana would have been worth $785,900 dollars on the streets.
No arrests were made but the incident remains under investigation.