Last week, US Customs and Border Protection officers found a ton of marijuana stored within a commercial shipment of fresh limes from Mexico. The seized weed is reportedly worth an estimated $2,065,000.
Officers stationed in Pharr, Texas discovered the stash after an initial imaging scan of a tractor-trailer importing limes raised suspicions.
A secondary inspection of the lime boxes revealed they were hiding 575 packages of pot weighing a total of approximately 2,065 pounds. Authorities confiscated the weed, the tractor-trailer and the limes.
According to Pharr Port Director Efrain Solis Jr., “This mirrors previous seizures of this narcotic and shows that drug smuggling organizations have not abandoned this method in their attempts to push marijuana across the border.”