More than 1,000 pounds of marijuana found in avocado shipment

PHARR — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers stationed at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge discovered more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana concealed in an avocado shipment.

The drugs, valued at approximately $211,000, were found Saturday after officers referred a tractor trailer for secondary inspection.

More than 400 packages of marijuana were hidden in the commercial shipment.