$800K in marijuana found in lime shipment

Over the weekend 4,064 pounds of marijuana was discovered in a commercial shipment of limes. The U.S. Customs & Border Protection Office of Field Operations at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility seized the alleged marijuana, which was valued at $812,836.limesPackages containing 4,064 pounds of marijuana seized by CBP officers at Pharr International Bridge.

The seizure occurred Aug. 5 when CBP officers assigned to the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility encountered a white Freightliner tractor hauling the shipment of limes. After the conveyance was referred for a secondary inspection, CBP officers along with the help of a canine team, extracted 528 packages of alleged marijuana comingled within the shipment of limes.

“Our CBP officers at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility continue making substantial seizures as a result of their dedication and vigilance to the CBP mission,” said Port Director Efrain Solis Jr., Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry.

CBP OFO seized the drugs. The case remains under investigation by Homeland Security Investigations special agents.

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