01.14.2016
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Customs Seizes Weed Disguised as Vegetables in Texas

$500,000 worth of weed packed inside of carrots was seized by U.S. Customs agents.

Weed tried to pull a fast one on border agents in Texas on Sunday. 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection found nearly 2,500 lbs of cannabis wrapped to resemble and stuffed inside of packages containing carrots, the agency said Wednesday in a statement. The bust went down at the Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry in Pharr, Texas. From the media release

"On Jan. 10, CBP officers assigned to the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility encountered a tractor/trailer with a commercial shipment of fresh carrots arriving from Mexico...Officers removed and seized a total of 2,817 carrot-shaped packages of alleged marijuana which carry an estimated street value of $499,000."

This isn't the first time smugglers have attempted to pass off drugs as fruits and veggies at this Texas port. 

According to Huffington Post, $1.7 million in weed and cocaine was discovered when smugglers hid the stuff in shipments containing cucumbers and again, carrots. And even more recently, more than one metric ton of marijuana was found stuffed inside of tomatoes. Which, as plausible as it sounds, was not an aggressive marketing ploy by Olive Garden in its quest to stay relevant among millenial diners. 

 

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