Bell Peppers Will Not Disguise 2,000 Pounds of Weed, Mexican National Discovers
A Mexican national discovered on Tuesday that a bunch of bell peppers won't conceal more than 2,000 pounds of marijuana from the authorities.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection made the find while the man was attempting to enter the United States through a commercial facility in Nogales with the load in a tractor-trailer.
-Border Agents Find Women With Buckets of Chicken: Half Original Recipe, Half Meth
-Mexican Man Breaks Record for Unsuccessful Arizona-Bound Marijuana Smuggling
-230 Pounds of Cheese Seized at U.S./Mexico Border
After being pegged for the "additional inspection," the CBP says an X-ray uncovered an "anomaly" in the shipment.
A drug-sniffing dog sniffed out what it's trained to sniff out, and 280 packages of weed, totaling more than 1,000 pounds, was found underneath the bell peppers.
The name of the 35-year-old driver wasn't released since he wasn't immediately charged but rather turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.
Check out the large photos below:
What could possibly be under these peppers?
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Phoenix New Times' biggest stories.
- Arizona Man Shoots Himself in the Head While Trying to Demonstrate Gun Safety Feature
Sat., Sep. 12, 6:00pm
Sat., Sep. 12, 8:00pm
Sun., Sep. 13, 1:05pm
Mon., Sep. 14, 6:40pm
- The Time Jared from Subway Hit On Me
- Ecologist Dies on Rugged Grand Canyon Trail After Falling in Gully