Smuggler busted swimming across Texas ship channel with 98 pounds of herb


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San Benito, TX police.
Not to be used as a floatation device.

Our sister blog Hairballs over at the HoustonPress reports this morning on Mexican national Jose Cabrera-Pastor, busted swimming across the Brownsville Ship Channel with nearly 100 pounds of pot strapped to him last Saturday. No word on if that was the original weight or if Cabrera-Pastor’s load had taken on water during his time at sea.

Cabrera-Pastor was charged with second-degree marijuana possession, a felony by a Cameron County, Texas judge with a bond set at $30,000. When he gets released, we here at Toke think he might have a career in swim coaching. Swimming across a 200-foot channel with 100 pounds? Dude is a trooper.
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Brownsville Ship Channel from space.