Border Officers Seize Two Tons of Marijuana Disguised as Limes
Disguising your weed as a bunch of limes to smuggle it across the U.S. border might sound like a great idea, until you realize marijuana smells nothing like citrus fruit.
Officers with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Pharr, Texas seized 4,000 pounds of pot in a commercial shipment of key limes. The dope was packed into 34,000 fake fruit packages and then stuck on a truck.
"This is an outstanding interception of narcotics. Our CBP officers continue to excel in their knowledge of smuggling techniques, which allows them to intercept these kinds of attempts to introduce narcotics into our country," said Port Director Efrain Solis Jr.
The value of the seized merchandise is estimated to be around $789,467.
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