US border agents near Nogales, AZ were busy this past weekend. In five busts, they confiscated a buffet of hard drugs inbound from Mexico — a haul valued at a combined $US928,000 ($1,292,860). The best part of the whole thing was this pair of meth burritos.
Image: U.S. Customs and Border Protection
The burritos, which are worth at least $US1,500 ($2,090) each, were confiscated from a 23-year-old woman trying to pass through a pedestrian gate at the border. Despite being disguised as a delicious foodstuff, her meth was detected by drug-sniffing dogs. The above photo, taken by the border guards, reveals an absence of sour cream, guacamole, or any of the other ingredients one might expect to find in a burrito, meth-filled or otherwise. Also absent is the ubiquitous aluminium foil invariably holding the food item together. To be honest, the whole thing seems pretty low-effort. Try harder smugglers.
Meth burritos are a novel gaffe, but belong to rich history of deeply misguided smuggling attempts which include weed-carrying drones, a suitcase laden with dozens of rare turtles, Iron Man suit made of iPhones. Add burritos to the list of drug disguises that probably do not work, no matter how delicious they look. [Boing Boing]