$60 million worth of marijuana found in shipment of limes


Limes are on display during the opening day of the “Fruit Logistica” trade fair in Berlin on February 8, 2017.
The fair on the fresh food produce business and the latest innovations, products and services in the international supply chain is running until February 10, 2017. (TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP via Getty Images)

SAN DIEGO (WLNS) – Border Protection officers found almost 15,000 pounds of marijuana in what was supposed to be a shipment of limes on August 7th.

At around 6:30 p.m. officers scanned a tractor-trailer with an x-ray imaging system. Officers found 622 large packages containing 14,880 pounds of marijuana.

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“International drug trafficking organizations will use whatever means they can think of to try and move their illicit shipments into the U.S.,” said Pete Flores, Director of Field Operations for CBP in San Diego.

The narcotics have an estimated street value of almost $60 million.

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