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|“Lo, thou must hide thy stash much better next time.”|
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers on Wednesday found 30 pounds of marijuana stuffed into framed pictures of Jesus Christ at the border with Mexico, reports CNN.
“This is not the first time we have seen smugglers attempt to use religious figures and articles of faith to further their criminal enterprise,” said William Molaski, port director of the agency’s office in El Paso, Texas.
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Molaski then pulled out all the stops and went for the gold. Evidently he wants you to rrrrreally dislike these pot-smuggler guys.
“What some might find offensive or sacrilegious has unfortunately become a standard operating procedure for drug smugglers,” Molaski sniffed. “This would include using religious symbols, children and senior citizens in their attempts to defeat the CBP inspection process.”
Agents said a 22-year-old female in a Jeep from Juarez, Mexico told border patrol officers she had nothing to declare besides the framed art.
The border patrol officers checked out the vehicle while Cesar, a federal drug-sniffing dog who probably just vaulted to the top of some Mexican cartel’s hit list, alerted them to three framed pictures of the Son of God in the vehicle.
The officers pulled the backing off the portraits and found numerous bundles, upon which the woman was arrested.
The bust was one of three marijuana confiscations made Tuesday at the El Paso border crossing. Agents said they grabbed 214 pounds of pot in the other two busts.