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Agents seize $500k of marijuana in fake carrots

Agents seize $500k of marijuana in fake carrots

Border control officers stopped a tractor crossing into Texas and discovered more than a ton of marijuana concealed within a shipment of carrots in the vehicle's trailer.
A total of 2,817 carrot-shaped packages, complete with orange coloured wrapping, worth an estimated $499,000 were seized at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility in Texas.
Sniffer dogs were brought in after the vehicle was brought in for an imaging inspection, US Customs and Border Protection revealed (CBP).
Packages of marijuana were found hidden inside the bags of carrots.
Marijuana disguised as carrots seized on Mexico borderThe drug bundles filled two pick up trucks. Pic: CBP
Efrain Solis Jr, Port Director at the Pharr crossing, said: "Once again, drug smuggling organisations have demonstrated their creativity in attempting to smuggle large quantities of narcotics across the US/Mexico border.
Marijuana disguised as carrots seized on Mexico borderNearly 3,000 'carrot' packages were discovered. Pic: CBP
"Our officers are always ready to meet those challenges and remain vigilant towards any type of illicit activities."
The case is being investigated by agents from Homeland Security Investigations.
Source: Sky News
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