Weekend Weirdness: Cannabis Disguised as Carrots Has Agents Saying “What’s Up, Doc?”Rebecca KelleyJanuary 17, 2016
Leave it to drug smugglers to come up with creative ways to sneak product across the border. On Wednesday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents confirmed that they intercepted 2,493 pounds of cannabis coming into the United States from Mexico disguised as the most hilariously fat carrots you've ever seen.
Whoever stuffed these must be a joint rolling master (image courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
The phony produce was nabbed in Pharr, Texas, after a "non-intrusive imaging inspection" raised some eyebrows and warranted a closer inspection. A canine team swiftly sniffed out the carrots' hidden contents that were reportedly worth about $500,000. Said Port Director Efrain Solis Jr. in a prepared statement:
"Our officers are always ready to meet those challenges and remain vigilant towards any type of illicit activities."
Take note, smugglers: border patrol agents are onto you. Maybe it's time to switch to zucchinis?