Pot Smuggled Into U.S. In THESE!
What’s up, Doc? Evidently it the creativity level of Mexican drug dealers is. Forget tunnels and drone drops. Now they are hiding pot inside vegetables. Look out FDA!
Sunday, Border Patrol agents confiscated over 1 ton of marijuana hidden inside fake carrots. That’s right, carrots.
The Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge in Pharr, Texas is on a popular drug-trafficking route. That is where agents made the bust.
When a tractor trailer carrying fresh carrots from Mexico into the United States was scanned, the imaging system flagged it for secondary inspection.
Officers then examined the truck with canines. Mixed in with the real carrots they discovered 2,817 carrot-shaped packages stuffed full of pot.
Two Border Patrol pick up trucks were brought in to remove the contraband. The haul filled the beds of both of them.
The approximate street value of the marijuana the agents found is $499, 000.
Port Director Efrain Solis Jr. stated “Once again, drug smuggling organizations have demonstrated their creativity in attempting to smuggle large quantities of narcotics across the U.S./Mexico border.” He went on to add “Our officers are always ready to meet those challenges and remain vigilant towards any type of illicit activities.”
It turns out, he’s right. This isn’t the 1st time that his officers have prevented drugs from entering the country in this fashion. Near the end of 2015, Border Patrol agents confiscated nearly $2 million in cocaine and marijuana hidden in, you guessed it, carrots and even some cucumbers.
That incident occurred at this same checkpoint at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge.
According to the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol website, the agency seized 135,943 lbs of cocaine, 2,015 lbs of heroine, 4,330,475 of pot, and 6,135 lbs of meth in 2009 alone.
Given our President’s refusal to secure the Southern border, you can be sure that those numbers have gone up since then.
© 2016 Vianna Vaughan
source: Fox News