Authorities pulled over a tractor trailer carrying watermelons in Arizona. Upon further inspection, they got one hell of a surprise: not only were the watermelons fake, they contained millions of dollars worth of marijuana.
According to Fox News, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents near Tucson stopped the vehicle on Interstate 19 late Thursday evening. After deploying X-ray imaging, they learned that the "watermelons" were actually packages containing weed that had been painted to appear like watermelons. The value of the drugs is estimated to be in the millions.
The driver, reportedly a smuggler for a Mexican cartel, had already traveled into the U.S., but was stopped 20 miles from the border. Both the vehicle and the drugs were seized.
Tucson Customs and Border Patrol agent Bryan Flowers noted that smugglers often get creative with their methods. "We've seen individuals use false compartments in the seats and gas tanks," he told Fox News. "We've also found marijuana in tractor trailers here before."
[via Fox News]
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