Friday, 16 March 2007

Found: $20 million of marijuana

I can’t get over the stupidity of this situation: A truck of marijuana with an estimated street value of $20m (£10.3m) was left abandoned on a road in the city of Ontario, California.

The shipment was found when a patrolman stopped to help anyone that may have been in the marooned rental van. He then smelled the strong, distinctive odour and investigating further, he realized the vehicle was unlocked, the engine was warm, and the expensive cargo was all neatly plastic wrapped, ready for delivery.

Perhaps the engine overheated, and the owner was forced to abandon the vehicle or perhaps he just forgot where he parked, either way I figure someone’s going to lose their job over this one.

Original story spotted on the BBC.

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