It’s been one month since the number of American states that allow recreational cannabis use grew to eight, along with the District of Columbia, after the federal election and yet gung-ho border patrol agents show little sign of slowing down their war on pot.
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection boasted online yesterday about apprehending two people in a Chevrolet Suburban stuffed with cannabis after it was seen speeding near Mission, Texas. Border patrol agents and state troopers, with assistance from a helicopter from Air and Marine Operations, gave chase and the two people were arrested after attempting to flee on foot.
They reportedly found 48 bundles of cannabis, weighing 558 kilos (1,230 lbs), inside the SUV with an estimated value of nearly $1 million USD.
“The public is encouraged to take a stand against crime in their communities and to help save lives by reporting suspicious activity,” they added in the press release announcing the arrests.