Half a Ton of Marijuana Found in Coconuts at U.S.-Mexico Border

5/13/2016 NBC News 

drugsMore than 1,400 pounds of marijuana was found hidden inside fresh coconuts at the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas, Customs and Border Protection said Thursday.

A total of 2,486 packages of alleged marijuana were concealed inside the coconuts, which were part of a commercial shipment inside a tractor-trailer traveling from Mexico to the United States, theCBP said in a statement.

The drug was discovered Monday at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility near Hidalgo, with the help of a canine team. The shipment was referred for a scan known as a “non-intrusive imaging inspection.”

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