A Real Life ‘We’re the Millers’ Were Found at the El Paso Border
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers certainly had a busy five days of intercepting drugs at the Border with one scenario sounding straight out of a movie.
According to San Angelo Live, in the span of five days CPB seized approximately 302 pounds of marijuana, 177 pounds of methamphetamine, 61 pounds of cocaine, and a half pound of fentanyl.
43.5 pounds of cocaine were seized at the Paso Del Norte Bridge on February 18 in a vehicle that was driven by a 37-year-old male accompanied by a 34-year-old female and two minor children. While it is no laughing situation, you can't help but think about the movie "We're the Millers"!
In case you've never seen the movie, which came out in 2013 (OMG! It's been 10 years?!) it follows a small pot-dealer named David, played by Jason Sudeikis who is tasked with going to Mexico to steal a load of weed for his supplier.
In order to pass through the Border without raising suspicion, David hires a fake family consisting of his stripper neighbor, his naïve and innocent neighbor and a punk teen runaway- together they pack up in an RV and become the Millers; of course hilarity ensues!
The movie is hilarious, and of course, things don't go according to plan, and also, there's a weed baby and Ron Swanson.
Now, I'm not saying that this incident at the El Paso Border was a "We're the Millers" incident, and the seizure of drugs is very serious, but that's immediately what my mind went to! But also, great job CPB!
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