Border Patrol seizes 3,000 pounds of weed disguised as watermelons

Imaging technology and canine teams identified the marijuana hidden within a larger shipment of actual watermelons. PHARR, Texas — Border Patrol agents seized several thousand pounds of suspected marijuana disguised as — what else — fresh watermelons from a southeastern Texas border checkpoint earlier this month.Authorities said the seizure occurred on Jan. The marijuana was distributed within nearly 400 individual packages, with a total value over $600,000.”Smugglers continue to be creative as they attempt to introduce illegal narcotics into our country,” Port Director Efrain Solis Jr. “Our frontline CBP officers’ experience, vigilance and attention to detail prevents the introduction of these dangerous drugs into our country.” The case remains under investigation by the Department of Homeland Security. said in a news release. 17 at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility.