Nearly Two Tons of Marijuana Found in Lime Shipment at Texas Border

Limes containing marijuana
Lime and fake lime containing marijuana
Fake limes containing marijuana
Posted at 11:43 AM, Feb 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-08 12:50:52-05

Officers say they found something else green inside a shipment of key limes headed across the U.S. border last week.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers said they found nearly two tons of marijuana disguised as limes at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility on Jan. 30.

Officers used a non-intrusive inspection device and canine teams to find the marijuana, which was in bundles disguised as limes. Officials said they found 3,947 pounds of marijuana in with the limes. 

The marijuana was worth more than $789,000, officials said.

No arrests were made. The case is still under investigation.