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If you’ve been watching the news lately, you probably know that the laws regarding marijuana use are starting to change. All across the country, states and municipalities are getting less strict when it comes to the devil’s lettuce. While the states may be changing their views toward the stuff, the feds are not. In fact, they recently just made a huge bust — the second largest ever.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection searched a suspicious truck carrying a shipment of mattresses and cushions, and what they found stuffed inside wasn’t the usual white fluffy stuff. Instead, the federal agents found 31,598 pounds of pot.
Think about that.
I mean, that’s a veritable fuck-ton of reefer, as I’ve heard the kids calling it these days. That is impressive, but it is still a few thousand pounds short of the largest marijuana seizure. That one took place in 2013 and amounted to 35,265 pounds.
The recent bust, which consisted of 1,296 individual packages of marijuana, is estimated to have a street value of $18.96 million — which, for those of you not too good with money, is a lot.
I don’t know where that shipment of pot was headed, but personally, I can only imagine a “Pineapple Express” or “We’re The Millers”-type situation going down. Somewhere, there’s a drug kingpin who’s out of a lot of product, and he’s pissed. I don’t think his response will be nearly as funny as what goes down in the movie, but you get the point. The dude is going to flip a shit..
[via LA Times]
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