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3,000 Pounds of Badly Disguised "Watermelon" Weed Fail to Make Their US Destination

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  1. Beenthere2Hippie
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection said agents in Texas intercepted 3,000 pounds of suspected marijuana disguised as watermelons. The agency said its Office of Field Operations at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility searched a shipment of fresh watermelons in a white 1993 Thermo King tractor trailer Jan. 17.

    The officers discovered 390 of the supposed watermelons were actually packages of suspected marijuana formed into the shapes of melons and wrapped in green material. The packages contained a total 3,000 pounds of what is believed to be cannabis -- an estimated $600,092 worth of the drug.

    "Smugglers continue to be creative as they attempt to introduce illegal narcotics into our country," said Port Director Efrain Solis Jr., Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry. "Our frontline CBP officers' experience, vigilance and attention to detail prevents the introduction of these dangerous drugs into our country."

    The case was handed over to Homeland Security Investigations for further investigation.



    By Ben Hooper - UPI/Jan. 22, 2017
    http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2017/01.../?utm_source=sec&utm_campaign=sl&utm_medium=1
    Photo: US Customs Dept.
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Comments

  1. AKA_freckles
    Re: 3,000 Pounds of Badly Disguised "Watermelon" Weed Fail to Make Their US Destinati

    Brick weed! I didn't know they still sold that stuff.

    It's like the canned ham of marijuana.

    And I'm more worried about that brown liquid on the cardboard.

    And, as always, marijuana is not a narcotic Mr. Solis!
  2. Beenthere2Hippie
    Re: 3,000 Pounds of Badly Disguised "Watermelon" Weed Fail to Make Their US Destinati

    Haha, it is pretty funny and what attracted my attention to the article in the first place (tempted to put it in weird news lol). You figure that if you're going to attempt to get 3,000 lbs. of weed over the US border, the least you could do is invest in some paint that is closer shade to real watermelons...why are many drug smugglers so obviously stupid?
  3. AKA_freckles
    Re: 3,000 Pounds of Badly Disguised "Watermelon" Weed Fail to Make Their US Destinati

    Yeah they need some art majors working on their side. I'm sure there's plenty for hire. =D

    Honestly, the watermelon shape is surprisingly good. They just needed a dark green stripey wash over that bright green base. I dont have any idea what that fuscia is about, though.
  4. Cwb20022
    Re: 3,000 Pounds of Badly Disguised "Watermelon" Weed Fail to Make Their US Destinati

    I was gonna comment on how fake they looked. But watermelon like most melons/ pumpkins are usually shipped in large boxes on skids. And it looks like the picture is of the bottem of the box. So i assume there were real watermelons on top.

    I hope so at least. Lol. Cause they look nothing like watermelons.
  5. Diverboone
    Re: 3,000 Pounds of Badly Disguised "Watermelon" Weed Fail to Make Their US Destinati

    What if the real intent is to ship 100,000lbs across the border? Would 3000lbs be an acceptable diversion cost? The picture leads me to believe that this shipment was intended to be intercepted or or
    at minimum a calculated gamble, a sacrificial lamb.
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