These Cannabis Carrots will have her seeing clearer

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This week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents stopped a truck meant to be carrying produce, traveling from Mexico to Texas, at the Pharr International Bridge. As it stands, the Veggies must have smelled a bit too good as the agents marked the vehicle for further inspection. With the help of some canine companions, agents discovered 2,500 pounds of the good stuff dressed as carrots. 

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2,817 containers of cannabis, disguised to look like carrots, were intercepted and taken into the hands of the feds. The 2,500 pounds of marijuana, comes out to just around half a million dollars street value, quite the haul… Or quite the loss. 

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Border patrol took the opportunity to tout the strengths and cunning of the force, while giving a nod to the drug smuggling organization’s “… creativity in attempting to smuggle large quantities of narcotics across the border.” They must be creative indeed, as over $64 billion dollars are earned by the cartel every year from smuggling operations. Marijuana, however has had less of a push from the cartels with the rise of the legal cannabis market. 

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