Drug Cartels Finding More Creative Ways To Smuggle Pot Into U.S.

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Marijuana can be stuffed inside anything.  This is just one shipment that didn’t make it through.

Monday, May 9, at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility near Brownsville, Texas, Border Patrol agents discovered over 1,400 pounds of marijuana being shipped from Mexico, with a street value of $285,000.

The pot was packed inside COCONUTS, and slipped into a large commercial shipment of fresh coconuts, possibly headed for a grocery store near you.

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When authorities inspected the tractor trailer carrying the coconuts from Mexico, something just didn’t seem right.  Using a non-intrusive imaging inspection, as well as a K-9 unit inspection, led to the discovery of 2,46 packages of pot stuffed inside the tropical fruit.

“Our officers’ ability to use all available resources combined with their experience has resulted in numerous discoveries of illegal narcotics. We are keeping drugs off our streets, protecting our communities and our vigilance is continuous,” Port Director Efrain Solis Jr., Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzaludas Port of Entry, said in a press release.

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