Border Patrol’s Most Unusual Seizures

From rare and dangerous insects, assault weapons, to drug smuggling submersibles, the U.S. Border Patrol has been busy trying to prevent dangerous contraband from entering the country. Follow along in our photo gallery. All photos from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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Officers seize a red 1981 Ferrari 308 GTSi, destined to Poland, on April 8, 2016 at the Los Angeles/Long Beach Seaport complex. It was stolen 28 years ago, has 45K miles and an estimated value of $50,000.
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Nearly 2,500 pounds of marijuana is discovered concealed in a commercial shipment of fresh carrots at the Pharr International Bridge in Texas as seen in this photo dated Jan. 14, 2016.
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More than 90 pounds of marijuana and five weapons were seized at the Port of Lukeville, Arizona, as seen in this photo dated Feb. 6, 2016.
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Agriculture specialists intercept a Charidotis vitreata (Perty), a rare, first-in-nation pest, found in flowers as seen in this photo dated April 7, 2016.
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Customs agents seize 188 pounds of marijuana at the Presidio port of entry in Texas as seen in this photo dated Dec. 6, 2016.
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Border Patrol agents seize seize nearly $1.9 million in methamphetamine and marijuana in at the Mariposa Commercial Facility in Arizona as seen in this photo dated Dec. 5, 2016.
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Agents seize $145,000 from a vessel in the Virgin Islands in this photo dated Jan. 6, 2016.
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Nearly $500,000 in cocaine is seized at the Hidalgo International Bridge in Texas, in this photo dated Jan. 14, 2016.
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Pellets of heroin in bottles of mamajuana are seized at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.
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Agents seize more than 38 pounds of crystal methamphetamine stashed in plastic bottles inside a gas tank of a SUV in San Clemente, as seen in this photo dated Feb. 1, 2016.
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Some $113,000 in marijuana is seized by agents in Tuscon, Arizona, as seen in this photo dated Jan. 19, 2016.
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Agents seize heroin concealed in a pair of sneakers at JFK Airport in New York, as seen in this photo dated March 3, 2016.
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Agents seize an assault rifle in Tuscon, Arizona, as seen in this photo dated March 22, 2016.
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Agents in Philadelphia intercept a long horned beetle on Costa Rican pineapples.
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Agents spy a semisubmersible carrying 12,800 pounds of cocaine off the coast of Alameda, California, as seen in this photo dated March 31, 2016.
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