Border Agents Find a Ton (Literally, 2,000 Pounds) of Weed Hidden in Charcoal

How to get really high and cook hamburgers at the same time?
Today in Found at the border: A Mexican national tried to smuggle 2,000 pounds of weed into the United States by hiding the stash in bricks of charcoal.

Thanks to Wilhelm Röntgen's 1895 discovery of the X-ray, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers were able to see late last week that the 1,000 bags of charcoal also held a ton of marijuana.

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CBP officers figure that marijuana salesmen would value this haul of weed at around $1 million.

The driver, a 44-year-old Mexican national, tried to drive the load through the Port of Mariposa Commercial Facility, in Nogales.

As is usually the case, the driver was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.


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I think they should give this guy US Citizenship since he is an outstanding law abiding catholic.  This guy loves Jesus and he loves the US.  We need more of these types of stand up people in our communities, they make this country so much stronger.

Flyer9753 topcommenter

This was just the distraction load, the other ones are already through and on the streets - legalize it, save a bunch of money, make a bunch of money on reasonable taxation.

End the failed drug war on MJ and our country.

Steve Hoffman
Steve Hoffman

Couldn't be worse than smoking spice I guess


Eh, another load has already written off by the cartel. Replacement load has already arrived. Some things never change.


what a joke "homeland security" just another freedom robing law,by BIG govt. after 911

go gitmo!

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