DRUG SUSPECT HAD COCAINE TAPED TO HIS BACK

A sizable amount of cocaine was taped to the back of a man in a concealment effort

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers in El Paso, TX stopped a 17-year-old Mexican teen from crossing 2.5 pounds of cocaine from Mexico to the U.S. on February 6, 2020.

Federal officers working at the Paso Del Norte pedestrian crossing stopped the teen shortly after 5 p.m. when they noticed what appeared to be anomalies concealed under his clothes.

A drug sniffing dog alerted to the 17-year-old. Officers continued their exam and located a large drug-filled bundle of cocaine strapped to his back. The teen was turned over to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office to face prosecution.

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