Drug smugglers will try to put drugs inside of anything to get them across the border!  Their latest attempt includes cheese. According to Customs and Border Protection officers in Texas intercepted nearly 18 pounds of cocaine hidden inside large wheels of cheese. This happened at the Presido Port of Entry in the more rural areas near Big Bend state park as reported by abc13.com.

According to the article, Agents found four cheese wheels, which the driver had declared! However when the cheese wheels were scanned by an X-ray system which revealed some anomalies. CBP officers cut open the cheese and discovered seven bundles filled with cocaine, totaling 17.8 pounds. The drugs were seized and the truck driver, a 22-year-old U.S. citizen, was taken into custody.

(U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
(U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
While drugs hidden in cheese is a new one! However, drugs hidden inside the tires are not that uncommon.  However, drugs have been found in some pretty unusual places. The border between Texas and Mexico is very important for drug cartels trying to smuggle their wares into the country. Cartels are trying to sneak in any drug that you can think of. From crystal meth and heroin to marijuana and counterfeit pills, there is no shortage of illicit substances coming up from south of the border and into the United States via Mexico and Texas. The further north the drugs make it in the United States the more money the cartel makes.  Check out some of the unusual attempts that have been made.


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