Pot Stashed In Fake Federal Truck

By Stina Sieg
Published: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 12:49am
Updated: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 6:13am
(Courtesy of U.S. Border Patrol)
This truck may look legitimate, but it's a decoy, which was found with more a $1 million in drugs hidden throughout.
(Courtesy of U.S. Border Patrol)
A Border Patrol spokesman says decoy vehicles aren't new, but smugglers usually fake commercial - and not federal - trucks.

U.S. Border Patrol agents seized more than 3,200 pounds of pot near Douglas on Monday. The drugs were stashed in a truck designed to look like a U.S. Fish and Wildlife vehicle. 

It sported phony decals and was pulling a flatbed trailer, and was spotted driving along the international boundary fence. When border patrol agents approached, two people jumped out and ran into Mexico. The agents then found bundles of marijuana worth about $1.6 million hidden throughout the truck.

A border patrol spokesman says the agency has seen cloned trucks before, but that smugglers usually fake commercial vehicles.

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