Cocaine in Wheelchair’s Seat Cushion Found at Arizona Border

Mia’s thoughts- The story below is an exception NEVER THE RULE. This is not an excuse for groups like the T.S.A to start, sorry sill me, continue to treat anyone in a wheelchair like a piece of meat because of the one or two criminals who just happen to have wheels under their ass.NOGALES, Ariz. –  Federal authorities say a Mexican man tried to smuggle more than 7 pounds of cocaine into Arizona by hiding it in his wheelchair’s seat cushion.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection says the 43-year-old was stopped for further inspection at the Nogales port Sunday after an officer noticed something peculiar about the cushion.  Officials say that during the secondary inspection, they found the cocaine in five packages within the seat cushion. CBP officials say the cocaine has an estimated street value of more than $65,000. The man was arrested and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. His name hasn’t been released.

Agents didn’t say whether the man was disabled or was just using the wheelchair to smuggle drugs.

Author: disabledaccessdenied

I am a disabled woman who through no fault of my own has wheels under my ass. I rely on the decency and common sense of local, state and federal goverments, as well as the retail community to abide by the disabled access laws and provide adequate ramps, disabled toilets, and not use them as store rooms or broom closets. This blog exists to find the offenders and out them, inform them, and report them if necessary and shame them into doing the right thing when all else fails.

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