Border Patrol Finds 73 Pounds of Marijuana in Grandfather Clock

HEBBRONVILLE–U.S. Border Patrol agents at the Hebbronville station found 73 pounds of marijuana hidden in a grandfather clock and a television last weekend.

At the Farm-to-Market Road 1017 checkpoint, the canine team detected the possible presence of hidden contraband or people in the bed of a pickup truck.

Agents found nine bundles of marijuana with an estimated street value of about $60,000 concealed in the television and clock in the bed of the truck.

Border Patrol officials said the marijuana and truck were turned over to Jim Hogg County Sheriff’s Department.

–South Texas Tribune, southtexastribune@gmail.com

Read more at http://www.southtexastribune.com

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