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More than 1,000 pounds of marijuana seized from shipment of limes

Officers say they found more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana within a shipment of limes at the Pharr International Bridge on Wednesday. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

Officers say they found more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana within a shipment of limes at the Pharr International Bridge on Wednesday.

When a white 1998 tractor-trailer hauling limes applied for entry, officers say they referred it to secondary inspection.

During a search, officers found 620 packages of marijuana, weighing a total of 1,439 pounds, according to a news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Customs estimates the seizure had a street value of about $287,700.

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