(El Paso. Texas)
A woman from Mexico faces cocaine smuggling charges after an officer at a Texas border crossing noticed one of her legs appeared larger than the other.This smuggling operation seems amateurish. I suspect that big operators regularly smuggle tons (i.e. thousands of pounds) of cocaine into the U.S. Nevertheless, the report is newsworthy.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials on Tuesday announced the seizure of more than 7 pounds of cocaine in three bricks attached to the woman's thighs. The cocaine has a street value of about $240,000.
Officers at the Paso Del Norte crossing in El Paso on Sunday afternoon became suspicious when the pedestrian seemed nervous when questioned.