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22 Jan, 2017 17:13

3,000 pounds of pot disguised as watermelons seized in fruit shipment

3,000 pounds of pot disguised as watermelons seized in fruit shipment

Over 3,000 pounds of marijuana, disguised as watermelons, was found in a commercial shipment of fruit by the US Customs and Border Patrol in Texas.

The huge drug seizure, which had a street value of over $600,000, went down in Pharr, Texas last Tuesday after CBP officers inspected the tractor trailer using a non-intrusive imaging system and a canine officer team.

When the police dog reacted positively to the presence of narcotics, officers discovered 390 watermelon shaped packages concealed beneath a shipment of actual watermelons.

Smugglers continue to be creative as they attempt to introduce illegal narcotics into our country,said Port Director Efrain Solis Jr. in a press release.

The drugs have been seized and an investigation by the Department of Homeland Security is underway.