Filed Under:  Border Patrol, Customs And Border Protection, Drug Smuggling, Marijuana

CBP Officers Confiscate $2 Million in Marijuana

July 27th 2012   ·   13 Comments

RIO GRANDE CITY – More than 2,500 pounds of marijuana were confiscated Monday at the Rio Grande City-Ciudad Camargo International Bridge, officials said.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said officers found 448 packages with marijuana hidden in a shipment of serrano peppers.

Officials said the drugs have an estimated street value of more than $2 million.

CBP seized the marijuana, tractor-trailer and the shipment of serrano peppers.


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Readers Comments (13)

  1. Keep those borders porous and who knows what may come through!

  2. Let those people apply to come in legally.

  3. this is only what is reported, wonder actually how much there was

  4. Great Job! They will try anything to get their drugs through; even peppers!

  5. Yet our troops still guard the poppies in Afghanistan…

  6. What, now the dopers will really be pissed

  7. Pizza sales in the area are down

  8. Only what is reported to the media, what didnt they report!

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