Man Arrested at Port Everglades With Cocaine Wrapped Around Ankles

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Port Everglades arrested a man from the Bahamas for allegedly smuggling cocaine taped to his ankles and in his luggage.

Agents said the man was arriving on a cruise ferry from the Bahamas on Aug. 13.

During an inspection, CBP officers noticed the man nervously moving items around in his luggage as they asked him questions. Upon further inspection of the luggage, officers discovered two brick-shaped packages which revealed a white, powdery substance that tested positive for cocaine.

After patting down the man, officers discovered additional packages of cocaine taped to his ankles. A total of 2.4 pounds of cocaine was seized.

The cocaine and all evidence were turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations.

The suspect's name has not been released.

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