On Sunday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents stopped a tractor-trailer along the Texas-Mexico border to find more than 2,800 orange, carrot-shaped packages mixed in with real carrots.
These faux-carrots were filled with nearly 2,500 pounds of marijuana with a street value of almost half a million dollars.
NBC News reports that the case is under investigation by agents of Homeland Security Investigations. Port Director Efrain Solis Jr. of the Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry acknowledged the creativity in this attempt to smuggle large quantities of narcotics across the U.S./Mexico Border and cited the vigilance of his officers in sniffing out even the most imaginative smuggling tactics.
Thanks to the keen eye of border patrol officers, nobody will be unknowingly chomping on an orange-wrapped pouch of drugs instead of a crisp and healthy carrot.