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Man wearing girdle stuffed with drugs arrested at U.S.-Mexico border [Updated]

October 1, 2010 |  8:08 am

A Bell Gardens man has been arrested at the border crossing in San Ysidro, wearing a girdle stuffed with two pounds of heroin, U.S. Customs officials said.

The unidentified man was arrested Wednesday.

[Corrected at 12:22 p.m., Oct. 4: A previous correction incorrectly identified the man arrested, Luis Angulo, 69, as a U.S. Border Patrol agent. He is an officer with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The agency has not released the name of the man arrested.]

Officials said he was attempting to walk through the crossing when a drug-sniffing dog alerted them to a substance in his pants.

The heroin was found in the waistband of the girdle, officials said.

-- Sam Quinones

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