Marijuana Concealed in Broccoli Shipment Found at Texas Check Point

marijuana seized at TX check point
U.S. Customs and Border Protection

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility intercepted a significant amount of alleged marijuana valued at $632,000 concealed within a commercial shipment of fresh broccoli.

"This is a substantial amount of narcotics that will not make it into our communities," said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry.

Packages containing 3,159 pounds of marijuana seized by CBP officers at Pharr International Bridge were found.

CBP officers assigned to the cargo facility at the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge on May 16 referred a commercial shipment of fresh broccoli arriving from Mexico for further examination.

Officers then conducted a more thorough inspection that resulted in the discovery of 378 packages of alleged marijuana.

Officials seized the shipment, the tractor-trailer and the marijuana.

Homeland Security Investigations is continuing with the investigation.

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