PHARR, Texas – Over the weekend U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge intercepted a significant amount of alleged marijuana. The marijuana is valued at $632,000. It was concealed within a commercial shipment of fresh broccoli.
The agency’s press release said 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 which weighed 3,159 pounds.
CBP OFO seized the shipment, the tractor/trailer and the marijuana. Homeland Security Investigations continues with the investigation, said the press release.