Man busted at JFK Airport with extra “padding” on his legs


On Mar. 4, Juan Carlos Galan Luperon touched ground at John F. Kennedy International Airport after a trip to the Dominican Republic.

However, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents noticed something was off with Luperon, specifically the rotundness of his pants.

Luperon’s shapely bottoms and noticeably angst expressions forced airport officials to escort him into a back room where they discovered an estimated 10 pounds of cocaine tied to his legs.

A thorough inspection revealed that the white substance attached to Luperon’s body was, in fact, cocaine with an approximate street value of $164,000.

Leon Hayward, acting director of CBP’s New York field operations, said, “This seizure is another example of our CBP officers being ever-vigilant in protecting the United States from the distribution of these illicit drugs.”

Mr. Luperon, a United States citizen, had been in the city of Santo Domingo before returning to New York.

Described as “busting out of his pants,” Luperon was arrested soon after his examination and placed under the jurisdiction of Homeland Security. He awaits federal charges for smuggling narcotics into the United States and will see his day as a defendant in front of the U.S. Eastern District Court.

H/T: Customs and Border Protection

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