Border officials find 425 pounds of marijuana in piñatas.
It seems as though there is never a dull moment for United Sates customs and border officials. Recently two separate attempted drug smuggling incidents occurred in a matter of several hours.
Authorities in Arizona seized an astounding 425 pounds of marijuana along with 7 pounds of methamphetamine.
The first occurrence involved a 24-year-old male from Tucson.
Officials discovered the hundreds of pounds in marijuana concealed in a shipment of piñatas that resided in the bed of the male’s vehicle. Then a few hours later, authorities found the meth in the oil pan of a 28-year-old's automobile, after a canine detected the scent of drugs.
Both men were arrested. Earlier this year, there was another bizarre smuggling attempt.
A 34-year-old man was busted at the Los Angeles International Airport, while trying to board a flight to Japan. Federal customs officials discovered more than four pounds of methamphetamine stashed away in Snickers bars.
Underneath the wrapper, the bars were covered in what investigators called a "chocolate-like" coating to make it look like the real thing.