Feds Find Pot Disguised as ... Carrots

It's not the first time this has happened
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 14, 2016 9:00 AM CST
Nice try.   (US Customs and Border Protection)

(Newser) – Just how everyone likes their carrots: fake, stuffed with marijuana. Um, maybe not. Authorities say they seized 2,493 pounds of pot hidden inside a shipment of carrots at the Texas-Mexico border on Sunday, reports CNN. While some carrots turned out to be the real deal, nearly 3,000 carrot-shaped packages were found concealing marijuana worth about $499,000, per Fox News. "Once again, drug smuggling organizations have demonstrated their creativity in attempting to smuggle large quantities of narcotics across the US-Mexico border," said Port Director Efrain Solis Jr. Though the imaging inspection system flagged the vehicle, authorities might've had reason to suspect the veggies anyway: In November, some $2 million worth of drugs was also found in packages of carrots and cucumbers.

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