Border Patrol agents out of Pharr, Texas, discovered 2,493 pounds of pot stuffed into fake carrots Sunday during a secondary examination of a truck attempting to cross the border.
The fake carrots were mixed in a commercial shipment of real carrots that were coming out of Mexico and into the United States. Altogether, there were about 3,000 fake carrots in the mix and the marijuana inside them had an estimated street value of about $499,000.
“Once again, drug smuggling organizations have demonstrated their creativity in attempting to smuggle large quantities of narcotics across the U.S.-Mexico border,” said Port Director Efrain Solis Jr. in a statement.
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