Drug smugglers try to hide 2,500 pounds of marijuana in carrot shipment

Drug smugglers got creative trying to ship more than a ton of marijuana into the U.S. from Mexico. But U.S. border patrol officers and their canines sniffed it out. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Customs Border and Protection)

Drug smugglers got creative trying to ship more than a ton of marijuana into the U.S. from Mexico. But U.S. border patrol officers and their canines sniffed it out.

Patrol officers in Texas found 2,500 pounds of pot hidden in a batch of fresh carrots.

Investigators found nearly 3,000 carrot-shaped marijuana packages hidden among real carrots.

The drugs have a street value of nearly $500,000.

Drug smugglers got creative trying to ship more than a ton of marijuana into the U.S. from Mexico. But U.S. border patrol officers and their canines sniffed it out.

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