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