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Border Patrol Stops Hearse Carrying Coffin Stuffed with 67 Pounds of Marijuana: Authorities

Playing Border Patrol Stops Hearse Carrying Coffin Stuffed with 67 Pounds of Marijuana: Authorities

A white hearse driving near Tombstone, Ariz., was carrying — not a corpse — but a coffin filled with marijuana, border patrol agents said.

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Agents at an immigration checkpoint questioned the driver and became suspicious when his answers about where he was going became inconsistent, according to Customs and Border Patrol officials.

A sniffer dog was called in and the animal picked up a scent, agents said. When the coffin was opened, bags of manure were found inside. Also inside were 67 pounds of pot, with a street value estimated at $33,000, agents said.

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The 28-year-old driver, an American citizen, was arrested Saturday evening and charged with narcotics smuggling, authorities said.

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