The United States Border Patrol busted a would-be Mexican smuggler attempting to float across the border on a 50-pound marijuana raft. In fact, he made it across the border, but didn't get to land. The AP reports that he was a mere 600 yards from shore before getting busted. Where there's a weed, there's a way.

Is this smuggler an imbecile or a genius? Sure, we're tempted to mock him now because he was busted floating on a duffel bag full of $23,000 worth of weed. But he was SO CLOSE. So. Close.


We're assuming the bags were vacuum sealed to prevent water from getting in? And that's how the bags float? Or was he simply swimming with reefer in tow? The world demands answers, but until we get them it may be enough just to put our industrious new friend in the smuggler's Hall of Fame. [Contra Costa Times via Death and Taxes]