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Tombstone seized by US Customs

US Customs officials have seized more than 50lb of marijuana from inside a tombstone being shipped from Jamaica to the United Kingdom through Cincinnati.

US Customs and Border Protection officers made the discovery with help from a narcotics detection dog at the Cincinnati DHL Express hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

Officers questioned last week why someone would ship a tombstone from Kingston, Jamaica, to London.

An X-ray machine revealed packages of the drug in a metal box, wrapped in metal mesh and hidden inside the hollowed-out concrete marker.

The stone bears the name of 35-year-old Delroy Senior. Part of its inscription reads, "your place no one can fill".

Authorities estimate the marijuana's street value at about 52,000 US dollars (£33,705). They have no suspects.

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