Innocuous Pepper Turned Capsicum Criminal: Jalapeños Busted at the Border

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A truckload of jalapeño peppers was seized in Pharr, Texas, this Thursday, according to a Customs and Border Patrol news release.
The alleged marijuana from this seizure has an estimated street value of approximately $3,162,530. CBP officers seized the narcotics and the tractor-trailer.

The peppers stand accused of attempting to smuggle more than 3,000 pounds of marijuana into the States. The dope will be kept in a secured location until the investigation has been concluded, but there is no word of what will happen to the peppers.

The jalapeños join other fruits-turned-drug-mule in failed smuggling attempts, including bell peppers and watermelon. The peppers had no previous record and were destined for guacamole and other bar snacks before they turned to a life of crime. Serrano peppers have been suspected of planting the bad seed.

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Nic Rodriguez
Nic Rodriguez

Dammit. This is going to make my weekend really expensive.

Weed: Only slightly more expensive than brisket.

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

Very funny sir.  Brisket is off the charts expensive now.  Used to be, they couldn't give that cut, flank steak and chicken wings away!  Nothing is cheap anymore; except cheap beara....and I ain't goin' down that road.  I enjoy having a liver. 

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