A gringo with cans goods (of Heroin) at International bridge- detained

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A gringo with cans goods (of Heroin) at International bridge- detained

Havana

Tamaulipas  • Customs Service officers and U.S. Border Protection in Brownsville seized A shipment of three and a half kilograms of heroin  hidden in cans of food .



The drugs packed in canned foods, has a black market value of $350,000.
"As aspiring suspected smuggler attempting to bring these illegal drugs into the country, Brownsville CBP officers use every tool at their disposal,   to protect our borders," said Michael Freeman, director of the Port of Brownsville of CBP.



The seizure occurred on the new international bridge, when a U.S. citizen, residing in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, rode a bicycle to cross.
On his back was slung a backpack with several cans of food, but upon inspection of these, the officers noticed they had alterations.
S o the cyclist, was sent to a secondary inspection and the officers opened the cans and in three drugs were found.

The officers removed three packages yielding a total weight of 1.58 kilograms (5.5 pounds) of suspected heroin.

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Re: A gringo with cans goods (of Heroin) at International bridge- detained

j.ward
How could someone be so stupid to even try this with that much dope?
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Re: A gringo with cans goods (of Heroin) at International bridge- detained

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@Havana.  Not all American citizens are referred to as "gringo".  The term is usually used for white English speaking non-Hispanic people from "north of the border".    

 The article doesn't say, but probably he was a "gringo" because a Mexican American US citizen would have more sense than that.
Words are powerful weapons, be careful how you use them.
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Re: A gringo with cans goods (of Heroin) at International bridge- detained

Pinchegringo
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Havana wrote
"As aspiring suspected smuggler attempting
lol his aspirations probably should've been a bit higher.