Texas

US Customs intercepts giant stash of marijuana in shipment of broccoli

Agents seize marijuana load hidden in broccoli shipment at Texas border. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

Agents seize marijuana load hidden in broccoli shipment at Texas border. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

Alert Customs agents at the Texas border Tuesday intercepted a large load of marijuana hidden in a commercial shipment of fresh broccoli.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced this week the seizure of 766 pounds of marijuana during an inspection of a tractor trailer hauling the vegetable, KTRK-TV reported.

The marijuana had a street value of $153,000.

Mexican drug smugglers hid the drug in 661 packages, the Brownsville Herald reported.

Agents at the Pharr International Bridge conducted the inspection with imagery technology and canines, the paper reported.