Turkey decoys hid the drugs
These turkey decoys aren’t for kids.
Police found more than 425 pounds of marijuana in a shipment of turkey decoys crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona last week, according to CBS 5 Arizona.
Drug-sniffing dogs detected the drugs on a truck driven by 24-year-old Tucson native Juan Marcelo Armstrong.
Armstrong said the turkey decoys ate the drug, and he had no clue. “The turkey decoys are so realistic, he almost pulled it off.
Turkey decoys one of many tries
It’s an unusual way to smuggle drugs across the border, but hardly the most creative one. Drug traffickers have catapulted marijuana across the U.S.-Mexico border, builtunderground tunnels complete with railcar systems, and planted drugs on unsuspecting crossers known as “blind mules.”
According to the Phoenix New Times, Armstrong said he was paid $3,000 to smuggle the marijuana across the border. He will now face charges of possession and intent to distribute.