According to the U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection, over a ton of marijuana concealed within a shipment of fresh carrots was intercepted at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility.
During an inspection of a tractor/trailer containing the shipment from Mexico, official discovered 2,817 carrot-shaped packages containing 2,493 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $499,00.
“Once again, drug smuggling organizations have demonstrated their creativity in attempting to smuggle large quantities of narcotics across the U.S./Mexico border,” said Port Director Efrain Solis Jr., Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry. “Our officers are always ready to meet those challenges and remain vigilant towards any type of illicit activities.”
The packages were seized by officials, and the case is currently under investigation by agents with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
(Photo Courtesy of cbp.gov)
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