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Border Patrol discovers 67 pounds of Marijuana in a casket

Posted at 3:22 PM, Apr 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-30 18:56:28-04

Border Patrol discovered 67 pounds of marijuana concealed in a casket Saturday.

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, agents working at the 80 immigration checkpoint near Tombstone noticed a white hearse approaching that was traveling north.

Agents conducted an immigration vehicle stop at the intersection of Hwy 90 and Hwy 82.

A Border Patrol canine detected an odor coming from the vehicle. Agents conducted a search and unloaded the casket inside, revealing several bricks of marijuana worth over $33K. There were also bags of manure in the casket meant to mask the smell.

The drugs were seized, and a 28-year-old man was arrested for narcotics smuggling.