$1 million worth of pot is concealed in bell peppers.
Concealing drugs in food is a relatively popular trick of smugglers.
An unidentified 35-year-old Mexican man was recently arrested for attempting to sneak pot through the Nogales port of entry in Arizona.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers conducted an additional, more extensive inspection of the male’s tractor trailer truck. After the rig was searched by a drug detecting dog and X-ray equipment, authorities discovered an astounding amount of marijuana.
280 packages of pot were found, valuing over $1,000,000. The drugs were hidden amongst a large shipment of bell peppers.
Both the truck and its contents were seized and the alleged smuggler was handed over to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.
Last year, another man was caught carrying cocaine, valued at nearly $150,000, in a roasted chicken, while at the airport in Lagos, Nigeria. He claimed it took him three days to pack the narcotics inside of the chicken.
In California, a 34-year-old man was busted at the Los Angeles International Airport. Federal customs officials discovered more than four pounds of methamphetamine stashed away in 45 separately wrapped Snickers bars buried in his luggage.