U.S. Customs seizes fake carrots stuffed with Marijuana

Posted by Sagar Satapathy on January 14, 2016.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection have detected marijuana worth $500k stuffed inside fake carrots on the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge connecting the Mexican-US border. There were enough packages to fill two pick up truck beds. The incident occurred on January 10. The USCBP agents first searched the vehicle by using non-intrusive imaging technology. Later, they took the help of sniffer dogs.

The officials found more than on ton of marijuana wrapped in orange tape, which gave a look of carrots at the first sight. In total, 2,817 carrot-shaped packages were recovered from the pick up trucks.

The drug smugglers have devised new ways to smuggle huge quantity of cannabis across the US-Mexico border. And, the latest development proved that they have been able to demonstrate their creativity in the illegal drug trade.

The case is now being investigated by agents from Homeland Security Investigations.

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