5 Tons Of Marijuana Seized In South Texas

SARITA, Texas (AP) - More than five tons of marijuana wrapped in plastic and stacked on pallets have been seized from a truck loaded with broccoli at an inland South Texas checkpoint.

The Border Patrol says its agents discovered the contraband Saturday night at its Sarita checkpoint, about an hour north of the border on U.S. Highway 77, after a drug-detecting dog alerted them. Border Patrol announced Monday that the 470 bundles of marijuana were worth about $8.2 million.

The driver, who was not identified, was turned over with the drugs to the Drug Enforcement Administration.