PHARR, TX (CBS)–U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Texas seized nearly 4,000 pounds of alleged marijuana disguised as lime-shaped bundles.
The seizure occurred on January 30, when CBP officers assigned to the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility encountered a 2001 Freightliner tractor trailer.READ MORE: CBS3 Mysteries: Father Of Man Who Marked Grim Milestone For Philly Wants Son To Be Remember More Than Number
“This is an outstanding interception of narcotics. Our CBP officers continue to excel in their knowledge of smuggling techniques which allows them to intercept these kinds of attempts to introduce narcotics into our country,” said Port Director Efrain Solis Jr., Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry.READ MORE: Upper Darby Chiropractor Charged With Sexually Abusing 9-Year-Old Girl During Exam
After a secondary inspection, CBP officers extracted 34,764 packages containing a total of 3,947.37 pounds of alleged marijuana commingled within the shipment of key limes, authorities say.
The drugs are estimated at roughly $789,467.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Business Owners Seeing Uptick In Brazen Thefts
Police are continuing their investigation.