According to a press release, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers discovered almost 25 pounds of marijuana worth $75,000 hidden inside a wooden table shipped from Mexico.
The release says the officers found the drugs on October 11 after routine x-rays found irregularities within the table. Smugglers created a hollow cavity in the pedetal where the marijuana was found. The table was in route to Iowa.
“This discovery is a direct result of the officer’s use of their intuition, experience and available resources in the detection and interdiction of this marijuana shipment,” said David J. Murphy, CBP director of field operations in Chicago. “I take great pride in knowing that we have a highly dedicated and committed group of CBP officers assigned to the UPS facility disrupting the flow of illicit narcotics into our country.”
No arrests have been made and the investigation is still ongoing.
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