Nearly 5 tons of marijuana found on Houston's eastside
Drug agents and police are searching for the smugglers of nearly 10,000 pounds of marijuana seized on Houston's eastside, a U.S. Immigration and Custom's Enforcement spokesman confirmed Monday.
ICE agents received information in 2009 about a location used to store marijuana and set up surveillance, said ICE spokesman Greg Palmore. Suspicious activity was observed, and a canine unit was brought to the location on Thursday.
Agents found 555 bundles of marijuana weighing 9,713 pounds inside a shipping container, but no arrests were made. In addition to ICE, agents from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Harris County Sheriff's Office, and Houston and Pasadena police were involved in the operation, Palmore said.
By JAMES PINKERTON
Jan. 25, 2010, 7:58PM