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: Working From Home Is Exposing Us To Another Type Of Virus: Cybercrime
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: Immigration Conversation Between Former President George W. Bush, Dirk Nowitzki And Mark Cuban Airs At Dallas Mavericks Game
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: Driver Charged With Intoxication Manslaughter Following Crash In Arlington That Killed Passenger
The shipment of broccoli, the tractor trailer and the suspected marijuana were all seized. Homeland Security is investigating the case.