PHARR, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Smugglers, on a bridge from Mexico into Texas, attempted to bring thousands of pounds of marijuana into the U.S. in a way that at the very least could be considered ‘green’.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection intercepted a shipment of fresh broccoli at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility in Pharr, Texas that contained more than 3,000 pounds of weed.READ MORE: North Texas Synagogue Hostage-Taker Malik Faisal Akram Told Family He Came To US To Find A Bride
As customs officers inspected a tractor trailer they discovered 378 packages of suspected marijuana. In all, the bundles contained some 3,150 pounds of the alleged drug, that is said to be worth about $632,000.READ MORE: Temporary Inclement Weather Shelters Open In Dallas Ahead Of Arctic Blast
In a press release statement Port Director Carlos Rodriguez said, “This is a substantial amount of narcotics that will not make it into our communities.”MORE NEWS: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Diagnosed With COVID-19
The shipment of broccoli, the tractor trailer and the suspected marijuana were all seized. Homeland Security is investigating the case.