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Feds Seize Seven Ounces of Cocaine Stuffed Into Tamales at Houston Airport

By 08.26.14


Can’t get any dumber than someone trying to walk through Customs at the airport with FOOD. Like, that’s just traveling 101. This idiot not only had food, but had food stuffed with quite a bit of cocaine.

You could call them “hot” tamales.


I’ll just see myself out.

via ABC News:

File this under “ways not to smuggle drugs.”

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers said they found about seven ounces of cocaine stuffed inside some tamales while screening a passenger at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston on Wednesday.

According to the agency, a 46-year-old man was traveling from El Salvador to New York when officers found a box of 200 tamales inside his luggage. Nine bags of cocaine were found inside the tamales.

“This type of seizure speaks to our level of commitment in disrupting criminal activity despite the concealment method,” said CBP Service Port Director Beverly Good.

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About Brandon Wenerd... Brandon Wenerd is BroBible's senior editor, guru of @brotips, and director of strategic partnerships. He joined BroBible in the fall of 2009 after graduating from Penn State. When he’s not writing, Brandon enjoys fishing, Phish, Philly sports, Dewey Beach, supporting live music, hot sauce, and beer. E-mail him with post ideas and news tips: brandon@brobible.com.

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