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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.

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