Border Patrol has been finding ways to detect drugs smuggled across the U.S.-Mexico Border for decades now. However, drug cartels have been innovative in their efforts to smuggle illegal drugs like fentanyl, meth, and cocaine across.
News Nation has reported that these cartels, most notorious being the Sinaloa Cartel and the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG), have used a lot of things to smuggle these illicit narcotics passed Border Patrol, including coconuts, crutches, car batteries, coffee cans, and even carrots.
Port Director Michael W. Humphries of the Nogales Port of Entry in Arizona noted that CBP officers have been able to stop the entry of 14,000 fentanyl pills that were smuggled inside crutches used by a pedestrian. He noted that they appeared to be excessively heavy, so they underwent an X-ray examination and were also sniffed by a K9, both of which confirmed that the crutches had drugs in them. The incident happened last August.
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