Agents seize marijuana found in frozen mango pulp

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Associated Press

Posted on October 23, 2013 at 4:05 PM

FALFURRIAS, Texas (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol agents have seized more than 3,800 pounds of marijuana in South Texas after finding it hidden in frozen mango pulp.

Agents found the drug in a tractor-trailer at a checkpoint in Falfurrias (fal-FYOO'-ree-uhs), about 75 miles north of McAllen. They were tipped to the presence of narcotics by a drug-sniffing dog.

The marijuana was found in one-gallon buckets of the pulp. Agents had to wait for it to thaw before they could extract the drug from what was described as a "sticky goop." The value of the marijuana was placed at more than $3 million.

The Border Patrol says Monday's seizure is among 7,500 pounds of marijuana confiscated in South Texas since Sunday.

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