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Florida Couple Accidentally Smuggles 11 lbs of Pot

Mysterious suitcase loaded with marijuana was hauled over 900 miles.

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The stench of gange should've tipped them off
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By Bryan Le

11/28/13

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Transporting illegal drugs is a logistical nightmare for traffickers. But for one Florida couple, carrying 11 pounds of marijuana 900 miles across state lines proved to be rather easy…if only because it was an accident.

“This could have been really bad,” said Monroe County Sheriff Sgt. Al Ramirez. “These people were traveling all over with this stuff in their truck. If they had been pulled over with it, they could have wound up in jail and their truck may have been seized.” It all began when their vacation home housekeeper called about a mysterious package arriving on their doorstep. The Key Largo couple had the housekeeper send it back, but the package arrived on their doorstep once again. During a series of checkup visits to their rental properties, the couple noticed the package was still there, and they simply decided to throw the box into their truck and contend with the matter later. Once back home in Florida, they finally opened the package and were shocked to find bags of marijuana inside. They called the sheriff’s department about their discovery, which was duly confiscated and will subsequently be destroyed.

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