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Border Patrol Agents in Texas seize over a ton of marijuana hidden in fake packages of carrots

January 14, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Border Patrol Agents in Texas seize over a ton of marijuana hidden in fake packages of carrots

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Bugs Bunny wasn’t chomping on these carrots.

U.S. border agents discovered more than a ton of marijuana concealed in fake carrots mixed with real ones, on the Texas border.

Agents stationed at the Pharr, Texas border crossing, seized 2,493 pounds of marijuana stashed within a shipment of fresh carrots entering the U.S. from Mexico.

The truck carrying the “special” produce crossed the Mexico-U.S. border using Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge, located near the Gulf of Mexico. The vehicle was flagged for a second inspection after a scan detected possible narcotics on board.

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The truck’s cargo was flagged for a second inspection after a scan identified potential drugs on board.

According to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, officers who conducted the secondary examination picked up the smell from the marijuana plants, which led to the discovery of the hidden drugs and the arrest of the driver.

“Again drug smuggling organizations keep demonstrating their creativity in attempting to smuggle large quantities of narcotics across the U.S.-Mexico border,” Port Director Efrain Solis

Solis said 3,000 carrot-shaped marijuana packages were found tossed in with real carrots. Agents seized the weed worth an estimated street value of $449,000 and filled up the beds of two pickup trucks with the seized contraband.

The Department of Homeland Security is further investigating the incident.

Agents at the same checkpoint discovered over two million dollars worth of marijuana and cocaine were hidden in packages of fresh cucumbers and carrots back in November of 2015.

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