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    Default Horses Caught Smuggling Marijuana in Arizona

    Photo at link.

    http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region...likely-sources

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    Agents assigned to the Nogales Border Station discovered three horses carrying over 1,000 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $500,000 according to the news release. U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported that the horses were turned over to the Arizona Department of Agriculture.
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    I thought it was mules that smuggled most of the drugs across the border.

    Sorry, I just couldn't resist.




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    "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier



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    Isn't "Horse"=Cocaine?

    Do you think the horses were told by their buddies.."Hey man, I want you to get me some really good grass"...so they did.



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    The way hay prices are going...need a side line to fill the manger!
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    Do you not understand how asking "why now?" is EXACTLY part of the reason why assault victims feel silenced?



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    Quote Originally Posted by jetsmom View Post
    Isn't "Horse"=Cocaine?
    I think "horse" is slang for heroin.



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    Quote Originally Posted by jetsmom View Post

    Do you think the horses were told by their buddies.."Hey man, I want you to get me some really good grass"...so they did.
    *SNORT* OOPS, no wrong drug
    I'm not sure if I grew out of stupid or ran out of brave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mswillie View Post
    I think "horse" is slang for heroin.
    I guess I'm not up on my drugs!



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    Quote Originally Posted by jetsmom View Post
    Isn't "Horse"=Cocaine?

    Do you think the horses were told by their buddies.."Hey man, I want you to get me some really good grass"...so they did.
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    (ONE smuggler horse to the other smuggler horses "Hey!!! we made it safely over the border-do you think they will let us stay here?")
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    I've read some other news articles about this before, and I think it was also blogged about on fugly a while back.

    From what I read the horses are used to get the bales of marajuana to locations where it can be loaded onto vehicles, which means they are packing heavy loads through the desert often with ill-fitting makeshift packs. Their welfare isn't exactly top priority to the drug runners and they sometimes get abandoned in the desert after they have served their purpose, left to die.

    It's really kind of sad.



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    Here's how ditzy *I am*... I ass-umed the drugs were carried inside the horses, you know like the human drug mules do...

    Guess 1000 pounds might be a little heavy to be carried that way!



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    I think one of the horses was pregnant, and just came over here to foal, so her baby would be an "American Warmblood"...




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