Over $1.5 million in marijuana seized in shipment of avocados

Over $1.5 million in marijuana seized in shipment of avocados
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POSTED: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 11:00pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 11:04pm

Custom and Border Patrol officers seized over $1.5 million in marijuana at the Pharr port of entry in a shipment of fresh produce.

On Friday, August 9, officers came into contact with a 1994 International tractor pulling a white utility trailer at the cargo facility with a shipment of fresh avocados.

CBP officers inspected the produce with a imaging system which noted anomalies within the trailer and sent it to a secondary inspection dock to search the shipment.

During the search officers found 120 packages of marijuana, concealed within the roof of the trailer, weighing 1,567 lbs. and estimated at $1,567,000.

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