Quantcast
Published On: Tue, Dec 28th, 2010

Man busted smuggling cocaine inside Easter eggs

Authorities said an alleged cocaine smuggler raised suspicions at Los Angeles International Airport by hiding the drug in candy containers designed for Easter.

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokeswoman said officers at the airport became suspicious of Esteban Galtes, 23, of Miami, who was returning from a trip to Columbia, because he was carrying Easter eggs two days before Christmas, CNN reported Tuesday.

Customs spokeswoman Lee Harty said investigators found 14 pounds of cocaine in the eggs.

“That’s certainly an anomaly, isn’t it? They’re trained to detect anomalies in all kinds of situations,” Harty said. “It’s an unusual concealment method — at least for this time of year. Maybe not for spring.”

Galtes was charged with importation of a controlled substance, which authorities said carries a maximum penalty of life in prison.

Source: UPI

On the DISPATCH: Headlines  Local  Opinion

Subscribe to Weekly Newsletter

* indicates required
/ ( mm / dd ) [ALL INFO CONFIDENTIAL]

About the Author

- Stories transferred over from The Desk of Brian where the original author was not determined and the content is still of interest of Dispatch readers.

Tags

Leave a comment

XHTML: You can use these html tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Sign up for our Weekly Newsletter



Recent Posts

Chat and Meet apps for mobile

November 30, 2022, Comments Off on Chat and Meet apps for mobile

Addressing the Bias in the Grant Awards System

November 30, 2022, Comments Off on Addressing the Bias in the Grant Awards System
lab test research laboratory

Can Biological Research Be Conducted Successfully Online?

November 23, 2022, Comments Off on Can Biological Research Be Conducted Successfully Online?

What are the best ideas for Catholic gifts on your Christmas?

November 23, 2022, Comments Off on What are the best ideas for Catholic gifts on your Christmas?

Virtual Career Opportunities in the US Job Market for Internationals

November 16, 2022, Comments Off on Virtual Career Opportunities in the US Job Market for Internationals

Getting The Best Online Deals For A Car, Truck, Or SUV

November 14, 2022, Comments Off on Getting The Best Online Deals For A Car, Truck, Or SUV

Is Secularism or Cohabitation Affecting the Success of Your Marriage?

November 14, 2022, Comments Off on Is Secularism or Cohabitation Affecting the Success of Your Marriage?

How to Make Your Mobile Phone More Secure

November 14, 2022, Comments Off on How to Make Your Mobile Phone More Secure

Categories

Archives