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Dog Sniffs Out $400,000 Worth of Marijuana Hidden In Broccoli Shipment

Boxes of bundles containing 2,072 pounds of marijuana seized by CBP officers at World Trade Bridge
Courtesy U.S. Customs and Border Protection Boxes of bundles containing 2,072 pounds of marijuana seized by CBP officers at World Trade Bridge

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A drug-sniffing dog searching through broccoli found over $400,000 worth of marijuana hidden in a fresh produce shipment in Texas, officials said Tuesday.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection said a canine helped officers seize roughly 2,100 pounds of marijuana discovered inside a commercial tractor trailer hauling broccoli. The “excellent interception” took place at the World Trade International Bridge in Laredo, Texas, which connects the U.S. and Mexico, Port Director Gregory Alvarez said in a statement.

Officials found nearly 2,000 packages filled with marijuana. In total, it was worth nearly $415,000, Customs and Border Protection said.

“The officer’s attention to detail and utilization of technology led to the discovery of this unique concealment method,” said Alvarez.

 

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