Marijuana shipment stopped at the Texas border

Capelli D'Angelo

(Photo Credit: Wikipedia)
(Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Monday border patrol intercepted a truck carrying over 766 pounds of marijuana. According to ABC News, the packages of cannabis were disguised as a broccoli shipment crossing into the U.S. through Texas at the Pharr International Bridge. 

“I commend our frontline officers at our cargo facility for their dedication and commitment towards the CBP mission of helping keep drugs from crossing our border,” said Efrain Solis Jr., Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas, port director.

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U.S. Customs agents completed a search on the truck and trailer, finding 661 different packages of paraphernalia. Authorities estimate the marijuana has a street value of about $153,000.

To read more about the bust, check out the full article

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