TOMBSTONE (AP) – Border Patrol agents working an immigration checkpoint in southern Arizona seized 67 pounds of marijuana that was being smuggled inside of a casket.
Agency officials say a hearse carrying the casket was stopped Saturday evening on Arizona 80 near Tombstone.
The drug-smelling dogs alerted agents despite several bags of manure that had been placed inside the casket in an attempt to conceal the marijuana odor.
The 28-year-old driver was arrested and is facing narcotics smuggling charges.
Authorities say the man is a U.S. citizen. His name still hadn’t been released by Monday.
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