Plaster cast couldn't hide drugs at Miami airport.
A man wearing a plaster cast on his arm who was detained and searched by customs agents at Miami International Airport on 27 February was found to be carrying 2.3 pounds of cocaine in the cast.
The man had just arrived from Haiti and was apparently selected at random for a search, but his nervousness during questioning aroused suspicions, according to The Associated Press. Drilling into the cast revealed traces of cocaine and the stash was found when the plaster was removed in hospital.
The man faces up to ten years in jail if convicted.
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