- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 20, 2016

FALFURRIAS, Texas (AP) - Border Patrol agents in South Texas have found more than a ton of marijuana hidden in boxes inside the trailer of an 18-wheeler.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say the driver was detained following the $1.7 million drug bust. Federal authorities on Wednesday announced details of the seizure at the Falfurrias (fal-FYOO’-ree-uhs) checkpoint.

An agency statement says the rig was being inspected Monday when a drug-sniffing dog drew attention to the trailer.

Officials examined a number of boxes and found bundles of marijuana inside. Agents seized about 2,200 pounds of pot.

Details were not immediately available on charges pending against the driver. The marijuana was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.


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