(NEWSER) – Just how everyone likes their carrots: fake, stuffed with marijuana. Um, maybe not. Authorities say they seized 2,493 pounds of suspected pot hidden inside a shipment of carrots at the Texas-Mexico border on Sunday, reports CNN.
While some carrots turned out to be the real deal, nearly 3,000 carrot-shaped packages were found concealing marijuana worth about $499,000, per Fox News. "Once again, drug smuggling organizations have demonstrated their creativity in attempting to smuggle large quantities of narcotics across the US-Mexico border," said Port Director Efrain Solis Jr. Though the imaging inspection system flagged the vehicle, authorities might've had reason to be suspect the veggies anyway: In November, some $2 million worth of drugs was also found in packages of carrots and cucumbers.
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