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Marijuana found within frozen mango pulp at border crossing in Pharr


















by Action 4 News Staff
Posted: 1 hr, 17 mins ago


Action 4 News Staff


Members of the Action 4 News team worked together to bring you this report.


Marijuana within mango pulp shipment 
/ U.S. Customs and Border Protection photo







U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers searched a frozen mango pulp shipment at the Pharr Port of Entry and found marijuana.






The frozen mango shipment was being moved from Mexico into the United States on Friday, Aug. 28, according to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection news release.




Customs and Border Protection officers referred the driver transporting the cargo to secondary inspection at the Pharr International Bridge.




A non-intrusive image system inspection and with the help of a canine, 2,296 packages of marijuana were found within the buckets of the frozen mango, according to the news release.











The packages weighed a total of 2,669 pounds, according to Customs and Border Protection.

The drugs were seized by officers.






“These seizures were accomplished due to great team work and the excellent commitment by our officers to help in the fight against drugs,” said Javier Cantu, the acting port director.






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