We’ve seen some pretty shady attempts at drug smuggling in the past, ranging from $27,000 worth of heroin stuffed in a bottle of alcohol to a not-so-sly decision to hide marijuana in Mary Jane candy wrappers. The newest addition? Fake carrots stuffed with weed.
According to CNN, border patrol agents found 2,493 pounds of what is believed to be marijuana stuffed in extremely fake-looking carrots.
— CNN (@CNN) January 14, 2016
The carrots were stopped near the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility along the Texas-Mexico border. There, 2,817 packages of marijuana with an estimated street value of $500,000 were discovered mixed in with regular carrots.
Upon first glance, these “carrots” might looks like sad representations of the real thing, but stash these bad boys in an orange-tinted bag mixed with real carrots and it’s hard to decipher the real between the fake.
— FOX 4 News (@fox4kc) January 14, 2016
Port Director Efrain Solis Jr. explains, “Once again, drug smuggling organizations have demonstrated their creativity in attempting to smuggle large quantities of narcotics across the U.S.-Mexico border.”
Turns out, the idea of smuggling drugs inside bags of carrots isn’t anything new. CNN reports that just five weeks ago, US Customers found 164 pounds of cocaine stuffed in bags of carrots.