Texas border patrol seize nearly $1 million in cocaine hidden in tomatoesStaff Writer | March 9, 2019
Border patrol agents in Laredo, Texas had a productive weekend—seizing $3 million in drugs including more than $850,000 in cocaine that was being smuggled in a shipment of tomatoes.
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The Dallas Morning News reported that onMarch 1 an officer with CBP stopped a tractor trailer.
When officials searched the truck, they found 111 packages of cocaine hidden in 44 packages.
If they had been sold on the street, the drug could have raked in $857,500.
On March 2, officials at another bridge border crossing in Laredo stopped a man with an American passport who was driving through the crossing.
In his vehicle they found 4 pounds of heroin and 120 pounds of methamphetamine, which were detected using drug-sniffing dogs.
Those drugs had a street value of more than $2 million, officials said. ■