Border Agents Find 1,423 Pounds of Marijuana Stuffed Inside Coconuts

PHOTO: U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility discovered 1,423 pounds of alleged marijuana within a commercial shipment of fresh coconuts.U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility discovered 1,423 pounds of alleged marijuana within a commercial shipment of fresh coconuts.

Authorities found more than 1,400 pounds of marijuana in a commercial shipment of coconuts at the U.S.-Mexico Border in Texas, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said Thursday.

Officers discovered a total of 2,486 packages of marijuana concealed inside the coconut shipment -- valued at an estimated $285,000 -- CBP said in a statement.

PHOTO: U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility discovered 1,423 pounds of alleged marijuana within a commercial shipment of fresh coconuts. U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility discovered 1,423 pounds of alleged marijuana within a commercial shipment of fresh coconuts.

The drugs were discovered Monday at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility in Pharr, Texas, with the help of a canine team.

"Our officers' ability to use all available resources, combined with their experience, has resulted in numerous discoveries of illegal narcotics," CBP Port Director Efrain Solis Jr. said in the statement. "We are keeping drugs off our streets, protecting our communities and our vigilance is continuous."

An investigation is ongoing.