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U.S. border patrol seize more than five tons of marijuana in south Texas

(Xinhua)

08:50, August 16, 2011

HOUSTON, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Border Patrol said Monday they have seized more than five tons of marijuana at a south Texas checkpoint.

Border Patrol agents discovered the drugs Saturday night in a truck loaded with broccoli at a checkpoint in south Texas, according to U.S. media reports.

The 470 bundles of marijuana were worth about 8.2 million U.S. dollars, the Border Patrol said.

The driver, who was not identified, was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration, according to media reports.

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