Every parent who's ever picked up a package of baby wipes is very familiar with the term "blowout."
But this...this is something else.
A shipment of baby wipes at the US-Mexico border turned out to be something quite different: $11.8 million worth of cocaine.
US Customs and Border Protection officers seized the narcotics Friday at the Colombia-Solidarity Bridge, according to a Monday news release. The bridge connects Texas and the Mexican state of Nuevo Laredo over the Rio Grande, just north of Laredo, Texas.
Officers from CBP's Office of Field Operations sent a trailer truck, which claimed to be carrying only baby wipes, for a second inspection. Then, a canine and "non-intrusive" inspection resulted in the discovery of 1,935 packages with around 1,533 pounds of alleged cocaine, says the release.
Exclusive footage of the cops commandeering that truck after they made the eye-popping discovery:
Here's one thing that we're all definitely wondering, though: Was the truck actually full of baby wipes hiding the cocaine? And if so, where'd they get all those baby wipes?
I mean, did they bulk-order them from the manufacturer? Or did they, like, have guys going to pharmacies all around Mexico, one at a time, to buy up enough baby wipes to hide the coke??
Okay, maybe it's just me who's curious about that.
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