May 16 2012
Federal authorities say a Mexican man tried to smuggle more than 7 pounds of cocaine into Arizona by hiding it in his wheelchair’s seat cushion. U.S. Customs and Border Protection says the 43-year-old was stopped for further inspection at the Nogales port Sunday after an officer noticed something peculiar about the cushion. Officials say that during the secondary inspection, they found the cocaine in five packages within the seat cushion. CBP officials say the cocaine has an estimated street value of more than $65,000.
I can’t fault the guy for trying to pull the old “no one who f#ck with a guy in a wheelchair” routine. However, when the seat of the wheelchair is elevated about a foot because of 7lbs of cocaine that might throw up a few red flags. Not to mention, the top speed of a wheelchair isn’t fast enough to cruise across the boarder undetected. A for effort, and charisma, and F for damn near everything else.
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