Border Agents Find 1.4K Pounds of Pot Inside Coconuts
Marijuana seized, valued at $285K
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 13, 2016 1:15 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Customs officers discovered more than 1,400 pounds of marijuana hidden inside fresh coconuts at the United States-Mexico border in Texas, the AP reports. A news release from the US Customs and Border Protection said officers in Pharr encountered a large semitrailer Monday hauling a commercial shipment of coconuts from Mexico. The vehicle was referred to an inspection point, where officers found 2,486 separate packages of marijuana concealed inside the coconuts. Authorities say the 1,423 pounds of marijuana were seized and are valued at about $285,000.