Border agents in El Paso, Texas, found nearly 1,000 pounds of marijuana recently in a shipment of asphalt roofing shingles.
Border agents in El Paso, Texas, found nearly 1,000 pounds of marijuana recently in a shipment of asphalt roofing shingles.

Any roofing crew unwrapping these shingles would have had more than they bargained for. In El Paso, Texas, U.S. Customers and Border Protection K9 officers alerted other officers to the possible presence of drugs, and the box truck hauling the shingles was moved to an inspection area for a closer look. What they discovered in two pallets of shingles were 288 bundles that had been hollowed out to make room for packets of pot. Agents valued the drugs at $763,200. No arrests were made, but agents said it's not unusual for truck drivers be be unaware of exactly what they're carrying. It apparently was all in a day's work for the border guards. They made three other marijuana seizures, along with taking in several pounds of heroin and cocaine, and three fugitives wanted on the national database.

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