The people here at FilthyRich sure love food. Whether itâ€™s organic whole food, finely prepared cuisine or nutrient-rich superfoods, we love them all. That is, unless itâ€™s being used as a container for illicit substances.
If it isnâ€™t already apparent, criminals will try just about anything to turn a profit. ANYTHING! That includes stuffing coconuts with pot, constructing fake watermelons, stuffing dead animals and â€¦ well, youâ€™ll see.
Today on FilthyRich, we explore the dastardly ways in which drug distributors use food to sneak their products across the border. And donâ€™t get any ideas. After all, everyone on this list was caught. So, grab yourself some snacks and maybe a neck pillow because today we take a trip to the border. Letâ€™s go!
Back in 2016, a group of unsuspecting U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents conducted a routine inspection of a tractor trailer attempting to cross the Texas border from Mexico. They found some coconuts. They also found roughly $285,000 worth of marijuana stuffed into hollowed out coconut shells. Thatâ€™s 1,423 pounds! Thatâ€™s almost as bad as putting the lime in the coconut.