Nearly 2 tons of weed disguised as lettuce seized at Texas border

LAREDO, Texas (KTRK) -- Carrots didn't work, neither did cactus, bananas, watermelon, coconuts, or limes. Now drug smugglers are trying to use lettuce to disguise their marijuana shipments into the United States.

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Custom and Border Protection agents have located and seized nearly two tons of marijuana hidden in a shipment of lettuce in Laredo, Texas, on Monday. Officers seized 5,754 packages containing nearly 2 tons of marijuana.

The truck hauling the "produce" crossed the Laredo-Colombia Solidarity International Bridge along the Texas-Mexico border. The fake veggie packages were discovered by a narcotics K-9 team, imaging and physical inspection of the trailer.

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