First it was carrots, now it’s coconuts
500 kilos of marijuana seized after tractor-trailer inspected
Earlier this week smugglers were caught using fake carrots. Now it’s fake coconuts.
A tractor-trailer was seized in northern Sonora after authorities received a tip from a private citizen: some of the coconuts in the truck’s cargo were not the real thing.
Members of the Criminal Investigation Agency working out of Nogales stopped the truck on federal highway No. 2 near the U.S. border to inspect its contents.
The tip they had received was correct. Inside the trailer were 999 plastic coconuts with 1,998 packets of marijuana hidden inside. Total weight of the drug was given as 500 kilograms.
The driver and a passenger in the vehicle, which was traveling from Colima to Tijuana, were taken into custody.
The plastic carrots found earlier were used to hide 1,130 kilos of pot and were found at the Reynosa, Tamaulipas, border crossing.
Source: El Universal (sp)