CINCINNATI, Ohio — More than 26 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of about $20,000 was discovered inside a statue of Jesus Friday, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, WXMI reported.
According to a release, the drug-filled statue was discovered during an inspection at a DHL express consignment facility in Cincinnati.
“This unique seizure demonstrates the extraordinary methods individuals will utilize in their attempt to smuggle narcotics,” Cincinnati Port Director Richard L. Gillespie said in the release.
The statue was inspected after a CBP dog alerted officers to its smell. Officials X-rayed the statue, then drilled into it and found the marijuana, according to the release.
CBP officials said the package came from Mexico and was heading to San Juan, Puerto Rico.