Narcos Try to Smuggle Marijuana Across U.S.-Mexico Border By Hiding It in Corn Tortillas

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It's always a gay old time down in the U.S.-Mexico border, where the eternal dance between the Border Patrol and people trying to smuggle things into our country never ends. And the finest soldier in this is food: hell, even otherwise law-abiding Mexicans will cover up things they don't want to declare to customs by stuffing them in bags of cheese, masa--everything and anything that they can cook up later.

Keep that in mind with news that la migra caught a man in Arizona trying to hide the 384 pounds of marijuana among the 44 packs of corn tortillas he had.

Our mother paper over at the Phoenix New Times has the full story. The only thing we'll add is that the smuggler was a pendejo, not so much for his strategy but for picking the wrong tortillas: everyone knows Tucson is flour tortilla country, so anyone trying to go around town with a bunch of corn tortillas is immediately going to get heat from the cops. Hell, the smuggler might've just painted a marijuana leaf on his pinche van...PENDEJO!

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Daniel Carson
Daniel Carson

He should have stuffed the weed in the panocha.....the one you eat....wait...nevermind.

Shannon Tiare
Shannon Tiare

Obviously not, they got caught so damn fast.

Geof Dail
Geof Dail

Were they heading to Los Pollos Hermanos?

Frank Zamora
Frank Zamora

Who is buying the rag weed being smuggled in from Mexico anyway?

Ellen Daehnick
Ellen Daehnick

And a thick stack of those thin AZ flour tortillas, at that

Ralph Diaz
Ralph Diaz

I worked in a farm caring for animals, n when a migra officer came alot of the workers whent to hide" shit he was only there for his payment as well a couple of deputies. This owner of the ranch had bunch of smugglers a week running tons. Till he got caught in chicago.....

Ralph Diaz
Ralph Diaz

Those were just cover up for the bigger shipment! The officers at the border are in on it! Chingao con dinero baila el perro?!

20ftjesus
20ftjesus topcommenter

Who's got the best flour tortillas in Santa Ana?  Made me hungry.

STOPTHERECONQUISTA
STOPTHERECONQUISTA

Gus, when/do you think further legalization of weed here in the states will seriously impact the drug cartels in Mexico? or is that just a pipe dream? (see what I did there?)

esoj1211
esoj1211

@STOPTHERECONQUISTA They will just flood the vendor license application process with relatives/associates and unless state governments exempt marijuana vendorship from DBE (affirmative action) procurement laws, they should also control the on-the-ground sale of legal weed, particularly in the West.

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