More than $200K in Marijuana Seized at Pharr International Bridge

2 years 10 months 1 week ago Tuesday, December 19 2017 Dec 19, 2017 December 19, 2017 9:55 AM December 19, 2017 in News

HIDALGO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized 1,055 pounds of marijuana from a commercial trailer.

The incident happened Saturday at the Pharr International Bridge after a tractor-trailer carrying a cargo of avocados was referred to secondary inspection.

CBP officers then found 440 packages of marijuana within the consignment.  

The drug’s estimated street value is more than $210,000, according to CBP.

It’s unknown if the driver was taken into custody.

The case remains under investigation. 

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