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Nearly $US1m in marijuana hidden inside horse trailer

This horse trailer was used to transport more than 1100 pounds of marijuana.

This horse trailer was used to transport more than 1100 pounds of marijuana. © US Border Patrol

Horse trailers have more than one use, it seems, after US border patrol agents intercepted one with more than 1000 pounds of marijuana hidden inside.

The marijuana seized on May 30 from the horse trailer has a street value of $959,040.

The marijuana seized on May 30 from the horse trailer has a street value of $959,040. © US Border Patrol

Authorities valued the dope at nearly $US1 million.

The horse trailer, being towed by a Ford F-250 pickup truck, was intercepted by US Border Patrol agents at the Marfa checkpoint in west Texas, on highway 67, on May 30.

US Customs and Border Protection said the marijuana was concealed in the walls of the goose-neck trailer.

The drug haul was turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration for possible further investigation, according to a release from agency.

It is unclear at this stage whether arrests have been made.

Authorities confirm that inquiries are continuing.

 

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  1. Malcolm Kyle says:

    Even though it’s easily circumnavigated with catapults, tunnels, drones, ramps, fat bribes and threats, border security has become a booming sector for the prohibition industrial complex. In 2012 alone, the U.S. government spent $18 billion on border and immigration enforcement agencies, more than on all other federal law enforcement agencies—including the FBI, DEA, etc—combined.

    The only people who believe prohibition is working are those making a living by enforcing laws in it’s name and those amassing huge fortunes on the black market profits. This situation is wholly unsustainable and as history has shown us, conditions will continue to deteriorate until we finally, just like our forefathers, see sense and revert back to tried and tested methods of regulation. None of these substances, legal or illegal, are ever going to go away but we CAN decide to implement policies that do far more good than harm.

    Prohibition causes massive crime and suffering, causes government/police corruption, causes America to have the highest prison population of any country in the history of the planet, causes Americans to lose all their rights and all their true core-values, causes the waste of trillions in taxpayer dollars, causes wars, violence and death, perpetuates racism, and funds both criminals and terrorists.

    Prohibition is a dangerous “free-for-all” where much of the profits go to the most dangerous elements in society—politicians and terrorists.

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