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      Marijuana found in nearly 1,000 boxes of Serrano peppers

      Customs and Border Protection: Marijuana found

      Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers found more than $2.7 million worth of marijuana hidden inside nearly 1,000 boxes of Serrano peppers.

      A Freightliner carrying the load of peppers was attempting to cross the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge on Saturday.

      During a secondary inspection, officers found 350 packages of marijuana commingled with the peppers inside the trailer.

      Officials said the packages weigh a total of 2,732 pounds.

      The drugs and the tractor trailer were confiscated.