A ton of marijuana found in avocado shipment
U.S. Customs & Border Protection Office of Field Operations at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility seized $424,000 worth of marijuana found in a shipment of fresh avocados last week.
“Marijuana is being intercepted in large quantities in this region both at and in between the ports of entry,” said Port Director David Gonzalez, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas port of entry. ”CBP officers at our port and throughout the Laredo Field Office are encountering and seizing colossal loads of marijuana.”
A commercial shipment of fresh avocados arrived at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility and after a thorough inspection utilizing all available tools and resources, CBP officers discovered 421 packages of alleged marijuana. This interception totaled 2,119 pounds of marijuana worth $424,000.
CBP OFO utilized canine teams and non-intrusive imaging technology along with officer expertise in the discovery of this seizure.