$500,000 in marijuana disguised as carrots

Posted at 6:32 AM, Jan 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-14 13:19:27-05

U.S. Customs and Border protection officers in Texas intercepted more than 2,000 pounds of marijuana, hidden in a shipment of fresh carrots.

Officers assigned to the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge Cargo Facility encountered the trailer on Jan. 10.

When officers inspected the vehicle, agents discovered packages of suspected narcotics hidden among the vegetables.

The carrot-shaped packages of alleged marijuana carry an estimated street value of about $500,000.

The case is currently under investigation by agents with Homeland Security Investigations.

Courtesy: NBC News Channel