Huge Drug Bust in LAX Airport Hidden In 14 Pounds Of Easter Eggs
A man in Los Angeles has been arrested for trying to smuggle more than $100,000 worth of cocaine through Los Angeles International Airport.
According to MyFoxLA, Esteban Galtes was arrested at LAX for attempting to smuggle cocaine stashed in pastel colored Easter eggs.
Galtes was taken into custody at LAX on December 23 after returning from Colombia, his luggage was searched by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers, who allegedly discovered more than 14 pounds of cocaine stashed in pastel-colored, egg-shaped candies, as well as hidden underneath the cardboard bottom of a shopping bag.
“This smuggling attempt and interception should give notice to all persons involved in this illicit trade to think twice when attempting to smuggle cocaine or other prohibited drugs and items into LAX,” Customs and Border Protection Director Carlos Martel said. “Drug traffickers are always trying novel ways to conceal their contraband.”
A detention hearing is scheduled for December 29 to decide whether Galtes will be released on bond according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. If convicted, he could face a maximum penalty of life in prison.
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