Jesus Pictures Hide Lots Of Pot
February 12, 2010
The pictures were found when an unnamed 22-year-old woman attempted to take them over the border.
Drug sniffing dogs alerted border customs to the pictures, and police cut out the backs to reveal the marijuana in various bundles nestled against the portraits.
“This is not the first time we have seen smugglers attempt to use religious figures and articles of faith to further their criminal enterprise,” said William Molaski of U.S. Customs and Border Protection said.
“What some might find offensive or sacrilegious has unfortunately become a standard operating procedure for drug smugglers. This would include using religious symbols, children and senior citizens in their attempts to defeat the CBP inspection process.”