Feds find ‘more than commodes’ hidden in truckload of toilets

A smuggling attempt goes down the drain.

Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) ‘encountered a shipment of toilets that consisted of more than commodes’ during a recent commercial border crossing attempt in Texas.

The drug bust occurred on October 2 at the World Trade Bridge in Laredo, Texas, according to a CBP news release.

A semi truck hauling a load of toilets was attempting to cross into the U.S. from Mexico when it was stopped for an inspection using a canine unit and a non-intrusive imaging system.

Officers discovered 1,017 packages containing 13,744 pounds of alleged marijuana hidden within the shipment of toilets.

The estimated street value of the marijuana is $2,748,404.

The drug were seized by CBP and the case was handed over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations for further investigation.

“As our frontline CBP officers at World Trade Bridge seek to facilitate lawful commerce in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, they maintain a robust enforcement posture and that vigilance and attention to detail resulted in the seizure of more than six and a half tons of marijuana hidden within the commodity,” said Acting Port Director Andrew Douglas, Laredo Port of Entry.