More than 1,000kg of marijuana disguised as watermelons found in Texas

More than 1,000kg of marijuana disguised as watermelons is found in Texas

The marijuana was disguised as watermelons

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

A stash of marijuana weighing 1,360 kilograms has been discovered in a shipment of watermelons in Texas.

The customs and border patrol unit discovered that the drugs had been disguised as watermelons.

In total, there were 390 packages of marijuana, which were nestled below real watermelons, CBS Sacramento reported.

The load was stopped at the Pharr International Bridge on Tuesday after the trailer was inspected by an imaging system and canine team, RT said.

The drugs had a total street value of $600,000 (£481,000).

The marijuana has been seized and an investigation is under way.