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More than three thousand pounds of marijuana concealed in broccoli found at border check point

Last updated on May 24, 2020

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PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility intercepted a significant amount of alleged marijuana valued at $632,000 concealed within a commercial shipment of fresh broccoli last weekend.

“This is a substantial amount of narcotics that will not make it into our communities,” said Port Director Carlos Rodriguez.

Packages containing 3,159 pounds of marijuana seized by CBP officers at Pharr International Bridge.

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 (1,433 kg).

Homeland Security continues with the investigation.

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