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US Customs officials seize nearly 2 tons of marijuana hidden in lettuce shipment

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- U.S. Customs officials in Laredo, Texas made a major drug bust when they seized closed to two tons of marijuana that were hidden in a most unusual place -- a shipment of lettuce.

According to a release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the drugs were seized on June 26.

Customs officials issued the following tweet about the discovery:

Funky salad: #CBP officers at Colombia-Solidarity Bridge seize nearly two tons of marijuana in lettuce shipment.

The marijuana was uncovered when a customs border officer referred a tractor trailer hauling a lettuce shipment to a secondary inspection.

Officials say a canine helped detect 5,754 packages, which contained "a total of 3,707 pounds of alleged marijuana." The drugs have an estimated street value of $741,186.

After the drugs were seized, they were turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations for further investigation.

Authorities have not advised on if any arrests have been made or charges filed in connection with the drugs.

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