Falfurrias, Texas — U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Falfurrias Checkpoint on U.S. Highway 281 seized more than 1,200 pounds of marijuana Tuesday.
The marijuana was hidden in containers concealed by boxes of mangoes.
The seizure occurred during an inspection as a man attempted to drive a tractor-trailer through the Falfurrias Border Patrol Checkpoint. A Border Patrol K-9 team alerted to the possible presence of illicit contraband. Upon further inspection, agents discovered 116 bundles of marijuana hidden within a load of mangoes.
The marijuana is valued at close to $1 million.
The tractor-trailer, narcotics and driver were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for investigation.
To report suspicious activity, contact the Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Sector’s toll-free telephone number at 1-800-863-9382.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.