Drug Cartels’ Get-Out-of-Jail Strategy: Wrapping Pot in Images of Homer Simpson

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In one of the biggest pot busts in recent years, Mexican authorities seized at least 105 tons of marijuana bound for the U.S. The drugs, seized in predawn raids in Tijuana, have an estimated street value of $340 million. Festooning some of the parcels with an image of Homer Simpson saying, "I'm going to get high, dude!" may appear naive. But considering the Vatican's newspaper declared Homer Simpson a "true Catholic" over the weekend, perhaps it was more a coded plea for clemency. [NYDN]