5 tons of marijuana seized in South Texas The Associated Press Aug. 15, 2011 Texas 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. 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. Sarita checkpoint dog finds 5 tons of marijuana in broccoli truck | AP Texas News | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle More drugs pass through the South Texas border than any other place. Why isn't Gov. Perry doing more. Or is drugs a lucrutive business for Texas economy? NAFTA Superhighway? Perry was the only gubernatorial candidate in 2006 of four major candidates who supported it.