Drug smugglers try to hide 2,500 pounds of marijuana in carrot shipment

PHARR, Texas (WLS) -- Drug smugglers got creative trying to ship more than a ton of marijuana into the U.S. from Mexico. But U.S. border patrol officers and their canines sniffed it out.

Patrol officers in Texas found 2,500 pounds of pot hidden in a batch of fresh carrots.

Investigators found nearly 3,000 carrot-shaped marijuana packages hidden among real carrots.

The drugs have a street value of nearly $500,000.

Drug smugglers got creative trying to ship more than a ton of marijuana into the U.S. from Mexico. But U.S. border patrol officers and their canines sniffed it out.


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