|These artfully arranged bales of marijuana, totaling four tons, were found inside hidden compartments of a tractor trailer parked inside a warehouse in Texas|
Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Homeland Security agents have seized more than 8,000 pounds of marijuana from a warehouse in south Texas.
Agents executed a search warrant Friday at the warehouse on Highway 281 in Edinburg, Texas, north of McAllen, reports WOAI. They found a tractor trailer parked inside the warehouse. The tractor trailer had false compartments filled with bundles of cannabis totaling more than four tons, which agents claimed had a street value of $6.6 million.
“This significant seizure sends a strong message to drug smugglers that we will not tolerate brazen disregard for U.S. laws,” said Jerry Robinette, special agent in charge of ICE HSI in San Antonio, who, bless karma’s humorous heart, of course has to deal on a daily basis with people who have a brazen disregard for U.S. laws.
“Because of their efforts, our ICE HSI agents prevented millions of dollars of marijuana from ending up on the streets,” Robinette said.
Agents said the seizure represents the “very early stages” of their investigation, which, translated to plain English, probably means “We don’t have a clue.”