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Border agents in Laredo, Texas discover 2-TONS of marijuana concealed as lettuce

July 3, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Border agents in Laredo, Texas discover 2-TONS of marijuana concealed as lettuce

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents pulled over a tractor trailer on Monday carrying shipments of lettuce in Laredo, Texas but discovered something else concealed in the boxes full of veggies: over two tons of marijuana worth in excess of $700,000.

CBP officials said Border agents stationed at the Colombia-Solidarity International Bridge in Laredo recovered the weed back on June 26th.

According to WFAA, officers conducted multiple inspections after a canine detected the presence of drugs and uncovered the pot during a physical search of the rig.

“This is an example of our CBP officers’ work, experience, and dedication to the CBP mission,” Port Director Gregory Alvarez stated. “I congratulate the officers and protecting the public from illegal narcotics.

CBP agents seized a total of 6,000 packages of marijuana that weighed 3,707 pounds.

Officials said the marijuana had an estimated street value of $741,186.

Authorities confiscated the drug load before transferring the case to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI) special agents for additional investigation and possible rposecutioon CBP indicated in a press release.

However, it remains unclear whether arrests were made in connection with the seizure.

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