Jamaican National Attempts to Smuggle Cocaine in Sandals
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seized 2 pounds of cocaine in a bizarre concealment method at the Miami International Airport.
This Friday agents confirm a Jamaican national attempted to smuggle the drugs concealed within a pair of sandals.
Customs were first alerted to a white powdery substance within the sandals during initial scan, it wasn’t until further inspection showed that the man admitted to swallowing 28 pellets of cocaine in a failed attempt.
Miami International Airport Acting Port Director Robert Del Toro says “It’s important to deter this type of illegal activity which can be fatal if a pellet bursts.”
He also said smugglers will attempt to bring in illicit drugs no matter what the concealment method is.