Man Who Was “Busting Out of His Pants” Found to Have 10 Pounds of Cocaine
Juan Carlos Galan Luperon was stopped by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at JFK after flying from the Dominican Republic to JFK Airport. Officials say he was, "busting out of his pants" and acting nervous.
It turns out his meaty thighs were so big because he had 10 pounds of cocaine strapped to his legs. This isn't the first time officers have seen this method used.
“This seizure is another example of our CBP officers being ever vigilant in protecting the United States from the distribution of these illicit drugs,” said Leon Hayward, Acting Director of CBP’s New York Field Operations.
The street value of the drugs is estimated to be around $164,000 and Luperon is facing federal drug smuggling charges.
Read more at U.S. Customs and Border Protection.