Drug smugglers continue to find and new creative ways to transport their product from point A to point B. Such was the case this past Sunday at the U.S.-Mexico border when travelers hid more than a ton of marijuana disguised as carrots in an effort to bring it onto U.S. soil. The smugglers attempted to drive through the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge when border officials performed an image scan on the large quantity of carrots, and later brought out a canine team to sniff out the drugs.
The majority of the cargo was fresh carrots, but hidden amongst them were 2,817 packages of marijuana that were wrapped into carrot shapes with orange plastic in an effort to blend in with the actual produce.
Port Director Efrain Solis Jr:
Once again, drug smuggling organizations have demonstrated their creativity in attempting to smuggle large quantities of narcotics across the U.S./Mexico border. Our officers are always ready to meet those challenges and remain vigilant towards any type of illicit activities.
Officials seized 2,493 pounds of weed worth roughly $499,000.