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$1 million worth of marijuana found in shipment of jalapenos

Seizure made Tuesday at World Trade Bridge in Laredo

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LAREDO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized 5,000 pounds of marijuana Tuesday at the World Trade Bridge in Laredo.

The seizure happened when a CBP officer referred a tractor-trailer hauling a shipment of jalapeno peppers for a secondary inspection, officials said.

The marijuana has an estimated street value of $1,000,182, officials said.

The case was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations for further investigation.


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