These piñatas aren’t for kids.
Police found more than 425 pounds of marijuana in a shipment of piñatas crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona last week, according to CBS 5 Arizona.
Drug-sniffing dogs detected the drugs on a truck driven by 24-year-old Tucson native Juan Marcelo Armstrong.
Armstrong did not actually stuff the marijuana into the piñatas. Instead, he hid the marijuana behind a false wall in the truck, and used the load of empty piñatas as a decoy.
It’s an unusual way to smuggle drugs across the border, but hardly the most creative one. Drug traffickers have catapulted marijuana across the U.S.-Mexico border, built underground tunnels complete with railcar systems, and planted drugs on unsuspecting crossers known as "blind mules."
According to the Phoenix New Times, Armstrong said he was paid $3,000 to smuggle the marijuana across the border. He will now face charges of possession and intent to distribute.