2,500 Lbs. of Pot Found In Fake Carrots
Drug smugglers tried yet another creative way to get cannabis between the Texas-Mexico border this weekend. Border agents found more than a ton of marijuana in a shipment of "fresh carrots." U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents became suspicious of a big rig transporting a shipment of produce on January 10th at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility.
The truck was then subject to a secondary inspection. It was then when agents discovered the large amount of marijuana hidden inside various carrot-shaped packages that were among actual vegetables. In total, 2,817 packages were found, equalling an estimated street value of $500,000.
"Once again, drug smuggling organizations have demonstrated their creativity in attempting to smuggle large quantities of narcotics across the U.S./Mexico border," said Port Director Efrain Solis Jr. "Our officers are always ready to meet those challenges and remain vigilant towards any type of illicit activities."