Border patrol seizes 4K pounds of marijuana hidden in limes

ByABC7.com staff via KABC logo
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Border patrol officers seized nearly 4,000 pounds of marijuana hidden in limes in Pharr, Texas, on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017.
Border patrol officers seized nearly 4,000 pounds of marijuana hidden in limes in Pharr, Texas, on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017.
KABC

PHARR, Texas (KABC) -- Authorities said they found nearly 4,000 pounds of marijuana hidden inside fake limes near the border in Pharr, Texas.

Border patrol agents said they discovered the drugs in a tractor-trailer coming into the U.S. from Mexico on Jan. 30.

The fake limes were hidden among a shipment of real key limes, according to officials.

Officers used an imaging system along with the help of a K-9 team to find the drugs.

The street value was worth nearly $800,000, authorities said.