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Drug dealers are a crafty bunch. Border agents found $500,000 worth of marijuana attempting to be smuggled into the U.S. from Mexico, hidden in carrots. 


U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents found half a million dollars’ worth of marijuana disguised as carrots this week.

On Sunday, they stopped the tractor-trailer at the Pharr International Bridge along the Texas-Mexico border near the Gulf of Mexico.

Mixed in with real carrots, they found more than 2,800 orange, carrot-shaped packages.

Inside those packages there were nearly 2,500 pounds of marijuana with a street value of $499,000, officials said.

That’s over a ton of weed that won’t make it to the streets. Someone in Mexico is going to have to answer for this.

Homeland Security Investigations is on the case.

Pharr IL MJ Carrots 1131 kgs 01102016 courtesy CBP Hidalgo

Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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