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CBP Seizes 3,000 Pounds of Drugs Disguised as Watermelons

CBP Seizes 3,000 Pounds of Drugs Disguised as Watermelons
7 years 4 months 4 weeks ago Thursday, January 19 2017 Jan 19, 2017 January 19, 2017 4:43 PM January 19, 2017 in News

PHARR – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility discovered 3,000 pounds of marijuana within a shipment of watermelons.

The seizure occurred on Jan. 17 when officers at the Pharr Bridge cargo facility encountered a white 1993 Thermo King tractor trailer.

After the conveyance was referred for a secondary inspection, officers utilized a non-intrusive imaging system with the help of a canine team to locate the drugs.

CBP extracted 390 packages containing a total of 3,000 pounds of marijuana concealed within the shipment.

CBP seized the drugs, valued at about $600,092. The case remains under investigation by Homeland Security Investigations special agents. 

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