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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

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The Reagan amnesty in 1986 really screwed this country...

Mr. Argulo was just having a hard time and was getting ready to turn his life around when this happened.

ahh more of that beautiful hispanic culture...


Its a Supply and Demand game here if Americans would not buy so many drugs people would not need to bring them into your country.

He was just a misguided individual chasing the capitalistic American dream.

Honestly,i don't think this was drug cartel related because it was only 2 pounds...it was personal use.Addiction is a disease.

Viva SB1070

@reelman -ignorance must be bliss...please get a life

He was running errands for Paris Hilton, he'll get probation also.

was he a legal or illegal? know what to do place him in jail or send him to that country of his with a tracker on his foot restricting him from enterin again

This story is fascinating. But, would someone please tell Rahm Emanuel that Chicago is NORTH, not south, of the U.s. Border...

Heroin should be legalized that way we can tax it and put cartels out of business, crime will cease to exist and senior citizens wouldn't have to smuggle it across the border. After all alcohol is legal.....

Correct me if I'm wrong.
Years back.
Did not the FBI go after the Bell Gardens Council because they were run by the Mexican Mob.
So this should be of no surprise.
How many of these dirtbags made it through ?


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