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article imageMexican cartel caught smuggling weed in fake watermelons into USA

By Nora Meszaros     Jun 23, 2014 in Odd News
Tucson - Forget the Trojan Horse — it reportedly only fit 30 soldiers. But a drug cartel's watermelons? Let's just say they held enough weed to knock Wiz Khalifa out.
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officers pulled over the driver of a tractor trailer Thursday, carrying watermelons near Tucson, Arizona.
X-ray scanning of the "suspicious fruit" led to the discovery that the officers weren't dealing with watermelon at all, but millions of dollars worth of marijuana hidden inside make-shift watermelons.
Reportedly, packages of weed were directly painted to look like watermelon by a Mexican drug cartel.
While the Drug Enforcement Administration took custody of the drugs, the tractor, and its driver, the official street value and weight of the ganja is unconfirmed.
“These criminals use a lot of unique ways to try to conceal their narcotics,” U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent Bryan Flowers told Fox News. “We’ve seen individuals use false compartments in the seats and gas tanks. We’ve also found marijuana in tractor trailers here before.”
The driver remains unnamed and in custody.
Looking for more entertaining drug busts?
Just last week, a 204-kg man in Florida was busted by drug dogs with marijuana tucked in his belly fat.
One month ago at the Oakland International Airport, a woman from Mississippi was caught by the Transportation Security Administration with 81 pounds of unconcealed pot in her luggage.
In 2013, a man from Florida smuggled weed hidden in wrapped Christmas packages all the way to Pennsylvania.
Better yet, have you heard of the cannabis smuggling cat who snuck pot into prisons in Moldova?
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