Border Patrol agents in Arizona made a major drug bust earlier in the week when they seized a hearse full of marijuana.
According to reports, the hearse was filled with 67 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $33,000 on the streets.
The weed was hidden inside of a casket in the back of the hearse.
Agents decided to pull the vehicle over for an immigration check. The driver ended up being a U.S. citizen who was taken into custody for alleged drug smuggling.
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Conservative Tribune reports:
Their summary described how a white hearse had been seen traveling south toward Mexico early Saturday evening, only to be spotted traveling back north a short time later. When the vehicle was stopped and the driver questioned, agents grew suspicious at inconsistent answers and called in a drug dog to check the vehicle.
The dog obviously did its job and detected the drugs, which agents then found buried beneath other items inside the coffin in the back of the hearse.
According to The Arizona Republic, the individually wrapped bricks of marijuana were worth about $33,000 total in street value, and had been hidden under manure to help disguise the smell, though the dog wasn’t fooled.
The 28-year-old driver was arrested and will likely face charges for smuggling narcotics and other contraband. The drugs obviously were seized by the agents.
The drug smuggler deserves credit for using such a unique method to try and smuggle drugs, but in the end, he was caught for trying to break the law.
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