|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.