$1 million in marijuana found at Vandenberg base was camouflaged
Category: Odd | Posted on Fri, March, 8th 2013 by THCFinder
Officials at Vandenberg Air Force Base believe drug smugglers crashed a boat onto the beach on base property, leaving behind at least $1 million in marijuana.
According to a statement from Vandenberg officials, the marijuana was found near an overturned boat north of Wall Beach and was removed by Homeland Security investigators, who took over the investigation about 5:40 p.m.
No suspects were found in the area after an extensive search.
Col. Nina Armagno, 30th Space Wing commander, told the Santa Maria Times that the marijuana was camouflaged.
“What it looks like to me are large bags, kind of like dark-colored trash bags, wrapped up and stacked, and actually they have been covered in what looks like an attempt to camouflage them with brush,” Armagno told the paper.
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Mass. woman sues FedEx over marijuana delivery
Category: Odd | Posted on Fri, March, 1st 2013 by THCFinder
PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman has sued FedEx, claiming the company mistakenly sent her a package containing seven pounds of marijuana, then gave her address to the intended recipients, who later showed up at her door.
Maryangela Tobin of Plymouth said in the suit filed Feb. 12 that by disclosing her address, the company violated state privacy laws and put herself and her children in danger.
"I feel like the safety of my daughters and myself was invaded and it makes things complicated," she told WBZ-TV. "I walk into my house first every time, my kids don't."
Tobin said she thought the package was a birthday present for her daughter, because when she opened it, she found candles, pixie sticks and peppermint. There was also something she thought was potpourri, but it was marijuana.
Tobin said that about an hour later, a man knocked on her door looking for the package, while two men sat in a vehicle in her driveway, waiting. She said she didn't have it, and bolted and slammed the door. Tobin claims FedEx gave out her address, which led the men to her home.
'Marijuana cannon' used to fire drugs over US border seized in Mexico
Category: Odd | Posted on Wed, February, 27th 2013 by THCFinder
Police in the border city of Mexicali say they have recovered a powerful improvised cannon used to hurl packets of marijuana across a border fence into California.
Police told the Televisa network that the device was made up of a plastic pipe and a crude metal tank that used compressed air from the engine of an old car.
The apparatus fired cylinders packed with drugs that weighed as much as 13 kilos, police said. It was confiscated last week after US officers told Mexican police that they had been confiscating a large number of drug packages that appeared to have been fired over the border. Mexican police on the border have recovered a series of similar devices in recent years.
Woman claims police made marijuana sticker mistake
Category: Odd | Posted on Wed, February, 20th 2013 by THCFinder
SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. (WTVR) – A Texas couple claims their love for a certain college football team lead police to believe they were dealing drugs.
Bonnie Jonas Boggioni, 65, said police in Tennessee pulled her over because of a sticker on the back of her car.
“A car from another jurisdiction called ahead to let us know you were coming and that we better check it out,” she said the officer told her.
She says police mistook the Ohio State Buckeye sticker on the back of her car for a marijuana leaf.
“Then he said, ‘well you need to take that off.’ What in Tennessee? He said ‘no, forever.’” she said.
Boggioni said police eventually let her go without a ticket.
“We were still kind of laughing until I got here and then I thought now that’s – that’s not right,” she said.
310 Pounds Of Marijuana Hidden In Frozen Carrots
Category: Odd | Posted on Fri, January, 11th 2013 by THCFinder
A drug smuggler's plans to make money sneaking marijuana into the United States went up in smoke after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials discovered 310 pounds of pot hidden among frozen carrots.
The officers weeded out the weed Wednesday after the suspect, a 29-year-old U.S. citizen from Maywood, Calif., drove a 2005 Bobtail truck from Baja California into the Otay Mesa cargo facility near San Diego, NBCSanDiego.com reported.
When officials inspected the truck, they discovered 42 packages of pot hidden in the boxes of carrots that had an estimated street value of $500,000, the Los Angeles Times reported.
The driver, whose name has not been released, is facing federal charges for the attempted illegal smuggling of marijuana.
He was booked into federal prison until his arraignment, Fox5SanDiego.com reported.
Alligator found in California home guarding $100,000 marijuana stash
Category: Odd | Posted on Thu, January, 10th 2013 by THCFinder
CBS/AP) CASTRO VALLEY, Calif. - California police who entered a man's house Wednesday afternoon for a probation check said they found a $100,000 stash of marijuana guarded by a five-foot-long alligator.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Alameda County deputies entered the home of 32-year-old Assif Mayr where they found 34 pounds of marijuana and the five-foot alligator in a tank in the bedroom.
Sheriff's Sgt. J.D. Nelson said Mayr got the alligator, named "Mr. Teeth," in 1996 "to commemorate the death of rapper Tupac Shakur." Nelson added that the alligator was likely used as a deterrent against marijuana thieves.
Mayr was arrested and booked into jail on suspicion of possessing marijuana for sale. He is held in lieu of $160,000 bail.
The alligator was taken to the Oakland Zoo. Officials there described it as very sick and said it was being cared for at the zoo's veterinary hospital.
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