Monday, August 13, 2012

cocaine easter eggs

cocaine easter eggs, A Miami man who attempted to smuggle a cache of cocaine concealed in Easter eggs pleaded guilty to the crime Monday. Esteban Galtes, 23, was taken into custody at Los Angeles International Airport after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers searched his luggage and found dozens of pastel-colored, egg-shaped candies.

The Easter eggs might not have aroused so much suspicion if Galtes hadn’t been transporting them just two days before Christmas.

“Drug traffickers are always trying novel ways to conceal their contraband,” said Claude Arnold, special agent in charge of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations in Los Angeles. “But cocaine camouflaged as Easter candy is one of the more unusual tactics we’ve come across. Obviously two days before Christmas, this defendant didn’t expect his trip would end with federal officers conducting an Easter egg hunt,” he said in a December statement.

Officers found more than 14 pounds of cocaine, the majority camouflaged as Easter treats, as well as some stashed under the cardboard bottom of a paper shopping bag.

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