Los Angeles Police Department

Los Angeles police find 14 'meth burritos' during traffic stop

Los Angeles police find 14 'meth burritos' during traffic stop

Drug dealers have long turned to creative means of smuggling illegal substances — from hiding them in a newborn baby's diaper to using orange tape to disguise more than a ton of marijuana as a shipment of carrots.

So Los Angeles police officers weren't surprised Saturday when they discovered 14 foil-wrapped packages disguised to look like burritos that actually contained 17 pounds of methamphetamine.

"Narcotics dealers go to great lengths to conceal whatever narcotics it is they're trying to move from one location to another," said Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman Meghan Aguilar. "Soda cans, books cut out in the middle. Only the imagination limits how...

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