Saturday, Daily News reported on a alleged drug smuggler who was busted for what border guards found under his pants.
On Friday, Customs and Border Protection said a 28-year-old Manhattan man, Juan Carlos Galan Luperon, landed at JFK airport. He’d just arrived from the Dominican Republic.
The incident occurred last Saturday when he tried to enter the US at JFK. Agency officials said he was acting very nervous, and seemed to be literally “bursting out of his pants.”
Customs and Border Protection agents searched Luperon. That’s when they found that he had 10 pounds of cocaine strapped to his legs. The illegal substance was taped all around his calves and thighs.
“His pants appeared to be rather snug,” an agency spokesman said in a statement.
His cocaine, after it was removed from his legs, was weighed and judged to be worth more than $164,000.
Luperon is expected to face drug smuggling charges in Brooklyn federal court.