Border Officers Find 384 Pounds of Weed Hidden by Tortillas

Today in Found at the Border: Officers at the border busted the old weed in the tortillas trick yesterday in Nogales.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection says a 37-year-old Tucson man had 384 pounds of pot hidden among a shipment of fresh corn tortillas.

As you can see in the photos, the weed was actually hidden in a fake bottom of the milk crates holding the tortillas.

According to CBP, an officer with some suspicions brought in the drug-sniffing dog, who smelled the pot.

The nearly 384 pounds were spread out over 44 packages, according to the agency.

The Tucson man driving the van, whose name wasn't released, was arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

Other recent border busts include a man who tried to smuggle himself in a load of chili peppers, and another woman who tried to smuggle meth in her vagina.

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