Mexican National Tries, and Fails, to Hide 3,000 Pounds of Weed in Cans of Jalapeños

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Marijuana: Not for topping nachos.
Today in Found at the Border: A 34-year-old Mexican national tried to come into the United States through Nogales yesterday with thousands of jalapeño cans.

The problem was that 2,000 of those cans were light on the jalapeños, but heavy on the marijuana -- more than 3,000 pounds of it, in total.

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The man, who wasn't named by Customs and Border Protection officials, drove his tractor-trailer into the Nogales Commercial Facility yesterday, when his shipment of canned jalapeños was selected for additional inspection.

The drug-sniffing dog wasn't thrown off by the jalapeños, and nearly 3,300 pounds of weed was found inside 2,000 cans.

Like many before him, the driver was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

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Greg Guerrero
Greg Guerrero

You never hear about Canadian "bc bud" smuggling, or the afghan opium that end up in the pharmacies on every street corner: just the zeitgeist of perpetuated propaganda

MandyMountain
MandyMountain

This trick is as old as the hills. Maui Wowie used to get shipped in sealed cans this way from Hawaii. I bet most of these shipments get through just fine.

OATHKEEPER1958
OATHKEEPER1958

GOOD THROW HIS ILLEGAL ASS IN JAIL AND CONTINUE TO PATROL THE BORDER.  MAKE SURE THESE RATS DONT GET THROUGH.  I WILL NOT TOLERATE MY GODDAM BORDER BEING VIOLATED.  THANK YOU.

rotorhead1871
rotorhead1871

hahahahaha..........for that one stopped.....100 get through......

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

US Homegrown is better anyways

Legalize it. End the useless drug war that is nothing more than a money sink, since although they got this shipment, it's nothing... just a diversion for the hundreds of other shipments that made it through

Marijuana, in both MJ and Hemp form could easily save this planet, at least the US, economically and environmentally.

teknik
teknik

have you though of moving to a country that wants militarized borders? maybe Iran? your view points sound as extreme as theirs.

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