Authorities in Paraguay say people in a northern town seized a truck loaded with marijuana that had been confiscated by drug enforcement agents.

Paraguay's anti-drug office said the agents found the pot hidden under logs Wednesday in the town of Jose Felix Lopez, some 370 miles (600 kilometers) north of the capital.

It said that on Thursday a crowd surrounded the agents and disarmed them, then drove away the truck with the pot.

The weapons were returned after the truck was out of sight. Officials said the agents hadn't had time to weigh the load.

No one has been arrested.

Marijuana is illegal in Paraguay, a poor country in the heart of South America that is among the top producers of pot in the region.