Jan. 22 (UPI) – U.S. Customs and Border Protection said operators in Texas blocked 3,000 pounds of suspected marijuana camouflaged as watermelons.
The organization said its Office of Field Operations at the Pharr International Bridge load office looked a shipment of crisp watermelons in a white 1993 Thermo King tractor trailer Jan. 17.
The officers found 390 of the gathered watermelons were really bundles of associated cannabis framed into the shapes with melons and wrapped in green material.
The bundles contained an aggregate 3,000 pounds of what is accepted to be cannabis – an expected $600,092 worth of the medication.
“Smugglers keep on being imaginative as they endeavor to bring unlawful opiates into our nation,” said Port Director Efrain Solis Jr., Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry. “Our bleeding edge CBP officers’ involvement, cautiousness and tender loving care keeps the presentation of these unsafe medications into our nation.”
The case was given over to Homeland Security Investigations for further examination.