Customs and Border Protection officers continue to find drugs hidden in shipments of fresh produce, with a recent seizure of more than a ton of suspected marijuana.
CBP officers were performing a secondary inspection on a 1997 International trailer with a shipment of fresh jalapenos on Jan. 9 at the World Trade Bridge in Laredo, Texas, when they discovered the alleged marijuana, according to a news release.
The secondary inspection included a non-intrusive imaging system and canines, according to the release.
The 2,382 pounds of marijuana was in 1,528 packages, according to the release, and valued at about $476,000.
“This was an excellent interception by our CBP officers and a great example of the layered enforcement implemented by CBP,” Alberto Flores, director of the Laredo Port of Entry.