News Americas, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, Tues. Sept. 1, 2015: A Bahamas man was hoping to sneak past U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents with cocaine taped to his ankles.
The man whose named has not been released was arrested at Port Everglades for smuggling the drugs on his ankles and in his luggage into the US after arriving on a cruise ferry from the Bahamas.
During an inspection, CBP officers noticed the man nervously moving items around in his luggage as they asked him questions. Upon further inspection of the luggage, CBP officers discovered two brick-shaped packages which revealed a white, powdery substance that tested positive for cocaine.
After patting down the man, CBP officers discovered additional packages of cocaine taped to the subject’s ankles. A total of 2.4 pounds of cocaine was seized. The cocaine and all evidence were turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
“This is another excellent example of our CBP officers’ expertise and vigilance in preventing dangerous drugs from entering the United States,” said Port Everglades Port Director Jorge Roig. “We’re proud of our officers and the dedication demonstrated daily in support of CBP’s mission.”