Authorities say a load of limes in South Texas has yielded more than a ton of marijuana
U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Wednesday announced the seizure of about $2.4 million worth of marijuana.
Investigators say an 18-wheeler hauling a commercial shipment of limes had a second inspection Tuesday at the Progreso International Bridge.
Officers discovered nearly 349 packages had been slipped into the shipment. Agents seized 2,427 pounds of marijuana.
Investigators say an unrelated bust a day earlier, in a commercial shipment of cucumbers, led to confiscation of 1,914 pounds of marijuana. The street value of the packaged marijuana has been estimated at $1.9 million.
“Our frontline CBP officers at the Progreso Port of Entry have done fantastic work in seizing two significant loads of narcotics in the commercial environment in just over a day,” said Carlos Rodriguez, CBP Port Director, Progreso. “Our top priority is securing our borders and these two back-to-back seizures clearly exemplify CBP’s steadfast commitment to our border security mission.”
Both tractor-trailer rigs have been seized.