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.