Customs and Border Protection authorities caught a grandmother trying to bring drugs from the Dominican Republic into the United States.
Fior Daliza Garcia was wheeled off JetBlue flight No. 838 from the Dominican Republic on Wednesday and immediately caught the attention of the federal officers.
Her wheelchair was freshly painted and Garcia, 58, appeared to be nervous. She was escorted to a private room and transferred to another wheelchair. Her two suitcases appeared to be clean, so the inspectors focused on the wheelchair.
“During the subsequent search, CBP officers lifted (Garcia’s) wheelchair and noticed that it was unusually heavy and flimsy,” U.S. Homeland Security special agent Edward Romeo stated in the complaint.
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Sure enough, the officers found a quantity of heroin and cocaine stashed in the “body” of the wheelchair.
The granny from Boston said she was going to be paid $12,000 for smuggling the drugs into the US from the Dominican Republic.