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Culinary Crime: Woman Caught With Meth-Stuffed Burritos

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TUCSON, Ariz. — An Arizona woman tried to smuggle methamphetamine disguised as large burritos into the U.S. from Mexico. Only thing is, Susy Laborin didn’t do a very good job disguising her meth and that led to her arrest.


(U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

Customs and Border Protection officers say there were no fixings with the methamphetamine — nearly a pound of it — not even an aluminum foil wrapper to give it an authentic burrito look.

Drugs are bad and that’s just lazy, Susy.

We don’t condone illegal activity, ever (pretty sure), but at least the fake carrot pot smugglers and the cocaine cake guy took pride in their work. They are much more likely to be paid more working in the prison laundry, and there’s something to be said for having a strong work ethic while paying your debt to society.

Anyway, drug-sniffing dogs quickly led agents to the 23-year-old Nogales woman as she crossed through the Morley Pedestrian Gate on Friday.

Laborin later told authorities she was a mule who had been offered $500 to take the drugs to someone in Tucson.

Agents said the meth was worth more than $3,000.

Those are some seriously expensive burritos, especially since they didn’t come with fixings or a foil wrapper to keep them warm.

Also, dogs are smart and they will catch you, Susy.


(U.S. Customs and Border Protection)