Drug, pest seizures at U.S.-Mexio border; Brian Terry memorialPosted: Updated:
TUCSON, Ariz. -- An agriculture specialist with U.S. Customs and Border protection made an unusual bust at the Mariposa Port of Entry.
It wasn't drugs they found, but a pest on some citrus leaves. It was an insect known as a Citrus Psyllid. It's been causing significant concern to the citrus industry worldwide. Officials say had it not been caught it could have caused untold damage to U.S. agriculture.
And 560 pounds of marijuana was seized from a Phoenix woman who was trying to drive across the border at the Douglas Port of Entry.
Customs and border protection agents searched her SUV and discovered it had a double floor.
That's when they found the pot, with an estimated value of more than $250,000.
And fallen U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry set to be honored this Friday at a memorial service in Tucson.
Agent Terry was a former Marine and police officer prior to joining Border Patrol.
He lost his life in a shootout last month.
The memorial service starts at 11 A.M. at Kino Stadium, formerly known as Tucson Electric Park. The ceremony is open to the general public.