U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents found half a million dollars' worth of marijuana disguised as carrots this week.
On Sunday, they stopped the tractor-trailer at the Pharr International Bridge along the Texas-Mexico border near the Gulf of Mexico.
Mixed in with real carrots, they found more than 2,800 orange, carrot-shaped packages.
Inside those packages there were nearly 2,500 pounds of marijuana with a street value of $499,000, officials said.
"Once again, drug smuggling organizations have demonstrated their creativity in attempting to smuggle large quantities of narcotics across the U.S./Mexico border," said Port Director Efrain Solis Jr., of the Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas Port of Entry. "Our officers are always ready to meet those challenges and remain vigilant towards any type of illicit activities."
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The case is under investigation by agents of Homeland Security Investigations.