RIO GRANDE CITY–More than 2,500 pounds of marijuana was seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Rio Grande City Port of Entry worth about $2 M on Monday..
CBP officers at the Rio Grande City/Ciudad Camargo International Bridge cargo facility came in contact with a red 2008 International tractor/trailer that arrived with a manifested commercial shipment of serrano peppers.
Once at the inspection dock the cargo was offloaded and it was there that officers discovered a total of 448 packages weighing approximately 2,587 pounds of marijuana that were concealed within the crates of serrano peppers. CBP seized the marijuana, tractor/trailer and the commodity.
“This is the second big load of marijuana that we have seized at our port within a week and is one of the most significant seizures made at the Rio Grande City Port of Entry,” said Severiano Solis, Rio Grande City Port Director. “Our officers’ excellent commitment to the CBP mission has enabled us to intercept these narcotics from the drug trafficking organizations and help keep our communities safe.”