Crutches And Carrots: Cartels Find New Ways To Smuggle Drugs Into US

  • Violent drug cartels are finding new and innovative ways to traffic drugs across the United States-Mexico border, allowing for new avenues for fentanyl and other illegal substances to come into the States. According to recent reports, Border patrol officials have found illegal substances packed into ordinary objects like coconuts, crutches, car batteries, coffee cans, and even food items like carrots and shipped into the homeland.
  • On Twitter, Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) Port Director Michael W. Humphries posted a photograph of 14,000 fentanyl pills hidden in medical crutches. Through K9 and X-Ray examinations, the CBP was able to find the drugs.