CBP Seizes 3,100 Lbs. of Marijuana Hidden in Cucumber Shipment - NBC 7 San Diego

CBP Seizes 3,100 Lbs. of Marijuana Hidden in Cucumber Shipment

The marijuana carried an estimated street value of $1.5 million.

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    U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents discovered nearly 3,100 pounds of marijuana disguised in a shipment of cucumbers at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016.

    Nearly two tons of marijuana hidden in a shipment of cucumbers was seized at the United States-Mexico border on Saturday.

    According to the Unites States Customs and Border Protection, a 2009 Kenworth Tractor pulling a trailer with cargo manifested as cucumbers entered the Otay Mesa port of Entry at around 10:30 a.m.

    After the vehicle was referred for advanced inspection, agents opened the boxes and found 376 wrapped packages of marijuana hidden beneath the cucumbers.

    In total, the packages concealed 3,100 pounds of marijuana, carrying an estimated street value of $1.5 million.

    In seperate seizures at California ports of entry over the weekend, more than 500 pounds of marijuana, cocaine methamphetamine and heroine were intercepted, preventing an estimated $2.5 million worth of drugs from reaching the streets of the U.S.