CBP officers seize over 3,000 pounds of marijuana in broccoli shipment

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Source: CPB Pharr International Bridge

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.

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