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Marijuana found hidden inside jalapeo shipment in Progreso

Marijuana found in jalapeño shipment // Customs and Border Protection Photo

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.

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