Nearly Two Tons of Pot Plucked From Load of Key Limes

Nearly Two Tons of Pot Plucked From Load of Key Limes

Load of pot poorly camouflaged as Key limes

No, these Key limes aren’t suffering from citrus greening. Turns out, they were just poorly camouflaged packages of pot.
Photo courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents in South Texas reportedly discovered 3,947 pounds of alleged marijuana recently within a commercial shipment of Key limes.

According to CBP officials, the seizure occurred when officers assigned to the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility encountered a 2001 Freightliner tractor trailer. After the conveyance was referred for a secondary inspection, CBP officers utilized a non-intrusive imaging system, along with the help of a canine team, to locate the narcotics.

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CBP’s Office of Field Operation seized the drugs valued at approximately $789,467.

The case remains under investigation by Homeland Security Investigations special agents.