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Nearly 50 pounds of pot found hidden in bookcase

Source: U.S. CBP Source: U.S. CBP
Source: U.S. CBP Source: U.S. CBP
Source: U.S. CBP Source: U.S. CBP
ERLANGER, KY (FOX19) -

Customs and Border Protection Officers at the DHL Express operation in Erlanger made an interesting discovery last week.

Carefully concealed inside a false compartment in the back side of an imported wooden bookcase was 48 pounds of marijuana.

CBP officers found the drugs after routine x-rays showed anomalies within the bookcase.  Smugglers created a hollow cavity in the back of the bookcase in which 48.29 pounds of marijuana was secreted. The interdicted narcotics were shipped from Mexico and destined for Texas.

No arrests have been made in relation to this seizure as the case is still under investigation.

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