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Pot in pots, pepper pallets -- and tires

U.S. Customs made unusual marijuana haul Friday

Dogs of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection sniffed out three creative attempts to bring marijuana into the U.S. last Friday. At 4:45 p.m. a Mexican citizen tried to bring in 185 pounds of pot hidden in auto tires. Then the alliteration started. At 6:15 p.m., a Mexican citizen with a tractor-trailer was found to have 2243 pounds concealed in a shipment of clay pots -- pot in pots, so to speak. At 7:45 p.m., a Mexican citizen came in with a truck supposedly filled with peppers on pallets. You guessed it: pot in the pepper pallets -- 100 pounds worth. In each case, the vehicles were seized.

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Dogs of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection sniffed out three creative attempts to bring marijuana into the U.S. last Friday. At 4:45 p.m. a Mexican citizen tried to bring in 185 pounds of pot hidden in auto tires. Then the alliteration started. At 6:15 p.m., a Mexican citizen with a tractor-trailer was found to have 2243 pounds concealed in a shipment of clay pots -- pot in pots, so to speak. At 7:45 p.m., a Mexican citizen came in with a truck supposedly filled with peppers on pallets. You guessed it: pot in the pepper pallets -- 100 pounds worth. In each case, the vehicles were seized.

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It stuns me that the feds don't gps tag the vehicles and track them to the distribution point and put a real crimp in the operation.

Can't be the cost of the device, the one in my car cost less than $100.

Maybe they don't want to find out>

May 21, 2013

Murphyjunk: I suppose the authorities could let the vehicles pass through, knowing there was marijuana aboard, and trace them to the distribution points, as you suggest. Maybe the Feds haven't thought of that. Best, Don Bauder

May 21, 2013

Or they are worried that someone will ask why its not been done.

May 21, 2013

Murphyjunk: Do you suppose it has anything to do with the fact that bureaucracies are in the business of staying in business? Mustn't be so efficient that your services are not needed anymore. Of course, if the Feds traced the marijuana-bearing vehicles to distribution centers, they could actually expand their authority. So maybe they should do it. Best, Don Bauder

May 21, 2013

I doubt they think that far ahead .

May 22, 2013

Murphyjunk: Bureaucracies can be pretty clever thinking of ways to keep going. That's why they don't solve problems they are set up to address. They prolong those problems so they can stay alive. Best, Don Bauder

May 22, 2013

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