Body carrier arrested with one kilogram of cocaine

On Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008 at approximately 6 a.m. at the Gateway
to the Americas Bridge, Manuel Zubia Lopez, a 40-year-old Mexican
citizen from Phoenix, Ariz. arrived as a pedestrian and was referred
for secondary examination. During that examination, CBP officers
detected discrepancies in his behavior. As a result, CBP officers
discovered that he was wearing a belt strap underneath his clothing
and had a brick-like package concealed around the small of his
back. The package contained two pounds of cocaine that has a
street value of $64,000. The pedestrian was arrested by CBP
officers and turned over to ICE special agents for transportation to
the Webb Country Jail.

Source: US Customs / Border Patrol

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