Mexican drug smugglers are getting more and more creative.
U.S. Border patrol agents in Douglas, Arizona seized a phony U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service truck carrying 3,200 pounds of marijuana.
According to the Associated Press, border patrol agents noticed the truck driving along a border fence, while responding to reports of drug smuggling last Monday. When they attempted to contact the driver, the truck stopped and the two men inside got out and fled south to Mexico.
The truck had fake USFWS decals on both sides, and was carrying a tractor trailer loaded with the huge stash of marijuana worth an estimated $1.6 million.
The U.S. Border Patrol said this is just one of many clever tactics that Mexican drug smugglers are using to sneak narcotics into the country. Mexican drug smugglers are also using catapults to fling drugs over the border.
Featured image credit: Customs and Border Patrol Protection.