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Airline Passengers' Cocaine-Taped-to-Legs Trick Doesn't Work

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An airline passenger tried to get cocaine into the U.S. by taping it to his legs under his pants. (US Customs and Border Protection)

By    |   Thursday, 27 Apr 2017 05:00 PM

Two passengers on a Delta Airlines flight from the Dominican Republic were caught with $380,000 in cocaine taped to their legs and backs, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Ariel Garcia, 41, and Elvin Montilla-Sosa, 22, were on the same flight to New York's JFK airport April 19 when they were searched and arrested after “unusual bulging” around the calves was noticed by airport security, The Washington Post reported.

Garcia is a U.S. citizen while Montilla-Sosa is from the Dominican Republic. The men did not seem to be traveling together, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Post reported.

Montilla-Sosa told officials he was an attorney and was attending an immigration law conference in the U.S., but officers discovered the drugs when they patted him down.

Both men admitted they were paid to bring the drugs into New York, NJ.com reported. Each will face federal narcotics smuggling charges.

“This latest seizure demonstrates our CBP officers being ever vigilant in protecting the United States from the distribution of these illicit drugs,” Acting Director of CBP’s New York Field Operations Leon Hayward said in a statement.

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Two passengers on a Delta Airlines flight from the Dominican Republic were caught with $380,000 in cocaine taped to their legs and backs, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
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