CBP officers find marijuana hidden in tombstone

Source: U.S. CBP
Source: U.S. CBP
Source: U.S. CBP
Source: U.S. CBP
Source: U.S. CBP
Source: U.S. CBP

HEBRON, KY (FOX19) - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Cincinnati DHL hub found 52 pounds of marijuana hidden in an unlikely place.

While conducting enforcement operations the officers became suspicious of a tombstone being shipped from Kingston, Jamaica to London, England.

CBP narcotics detection dog "Rouge" alerted aggressively to the parcel and an x-ray examination revealed anomalies which resulted in the discovery of packages of marijuana.

The packages were concealed within a metal box, wrapped in metal mesh and secreted throughout the concrete tombstone.  The street value of the marijuana is approximately $52,000.

"This method of concealment further shows the great lengths drug smugglers will use to try to hide their product," said Brian Humphrey, acting CBP director of field operations in Chicago.

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