Officers find 6,000 pounds of pot hidden inside tanker
PASADENA, TX (KTRK) -- A major pot bust on Friday yielded a staggering amount of marijuana. Thousands of pounds were recovered from inside a tanker truck.
"It was amazing how much was in there," said nearby resident Tim Battle.
For residents near a Pasadena city impound lot, it was a sight to see.
"I believe it," Battle said. "I just watched a show about smuggling in semis and cargo trucks."
Many neighbors peered through the gate as undercover officers unloaded the evidence. Inside a semi-truck was roughly 6,000 pounds of marijuana, in bundles weighing about 10 to 12 pounds each, confiscated during a major drug bust. Sources close to the investigation estimate the street value of the pot at about $5.9 million.
Authorities will only confirm the bust is part of an ongoing investigation and that the truck did not come from Pasadena, but from another location in Harris County. No other details were released.
"Shocked. I couldn't believe it. I was 100 percent amazed that that came out of that truck right there," said neighbor Andria Battle. "Only on TV have I ever seen that much. Wow."
The evidence was taken to an undisclosed secure location. Officials say the investigation is far from over.
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