Man Caught Trying to Smuggle Drugs in Shampoo Bottles at Virginia Airport

Man Caught Trying to Smuggle Drugs in Shampoo Bottles at Virginia AirportImage courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.

A man was arrested at Dulles International Airport in Virginia last Friday after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers caught him trying to smuggle $60,000 worth of cocaine hidden in three shampoo bottles into the country from GuatemalaEric Eduardo Estacuy, a courier, was given a routine secondary examination by Customs agents when officers noticed the shampoo bottles. 

Court documents show that the bottles were made with double walls, and officers noticed a white powder wrapped in cellophane when one of them was sliced open. In total, about a kilo of coke was discovered.

We certainly aren't condoning the smuggling and sale of drugs, but whoever was behind this operation might want to rethink things. That means no more shampoo bottles.

[via Washington Post]

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