ARIZONA – Border agents discover more than 67 pounds of marijuana concealed inside a coffin after a funeral hearse attempted to evade an immigration checkpoint.
Willcox Border Patrol Agents noticed a white hearse – ironically heading south towards Tombstone, Arizona – when the vehicle suddenly made a sharp turn and started driving northbound before reaching the SR 80 Immigration Checkpoint.
Border agents forced the vehicle to stop to undergo further questioning on Saturday evening, according to a press release from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency.
After the 28-year-old driver of the hearse was unable to keep his stories straight, the agents requested the assistance of a Border Patrol canine unit to “sniff” the vehicle for contraband, which resulted in the canine detecting suspicious odors.
A thorough search of the funeral hearse was conducted and several bricks of marijuana worth over $33,000 were found inside a casket filled with manure to conceal the scent.
The driver was immediately taken into custody and is being processed by Tucson Sector guidelines for drug smuggling charges.
— CBP Arizona (@CBPArizona) April 30, 2017
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