Cops find marijuana smuggling coffin

funny shit 02/05/2017

US police have seized 30kg of marijuana smuggled in a coffin in the back of a hearse close to a town called Tombstone.

And it was a dead easy catch for authorities, with the vehicle stopped trying to cross an immigration checkpoint in Arizona, US Customs and Border Protection says.

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Willcox Border Patrol Agents noticed the white hearse travel south toward Tombstone on the way to the Mexican border on Saturday (local time).

They saw the same vehicle a few hours later heading north and turned west before reaching the checkpoint.

Officers conducted a routine immigration vehicle stop where they brought in a Border Patrol dog to "sniff" the vehicle.

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A search found a number of bricks of marijuana worth more than US$33,000 (NZ$47,700).

The 28-year-old male driver was arrested.