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Guatemalan Nationals Attempt To Smuggle Cocaine Into U.S. Via Beverage Cartons And Garlic Salt Bottle

Written by DeShawn McQueen on Wednesday, 08 August 2012. Posted in Breaking News, Cocaine

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Reports have emerged divulging that United States Customs agents secured approximately four pounds of cocaine packaged in beverage containers as well as a spice jar.

Customs Agents located the cocaine only after further investigating their suspicions of the containers during a routine search at the Washington Dulles International Airport.

Despite the fact that they discovered the cocaine Saturday evening, August 4, United States Customs and Border Protection waited until Tuesday to reveal the details to the public.

Apparently, officers located the cocaine [six ounces in a garlic salt bottle and 3.5 lbs in beverage containers] hidden in the luggage of two male Guatemalan nationals arriving from El Salvador.

According to Customs officials, the two men have been identified as 44 year old Esteban Gustavo Ischiu and 42 year old Jose Victor Munoz Lemus. Both men, who flew to the United States on business class, identified themselves as couriers and informed Customs agents that they were traveling together.

Customs officials detained the two men until they were released to police custody to be charged and eventually prosecuted on drug charges stemming from the routine search.

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About the Author

DeShawn McQueen

DeShawn McQueen

DeShawn McQueen is a staff writer at Recovery Now Newspaper and, an informative newspaper that serves as a resource for persons of all stages of drug and alcohol treatment, by giving them access to relevant and necessary information so that they may live balanced and substance-free lifestyles. DeShawn graduated from Wayne State University with Bachelor of Science degrees in psychology and premedical sciences. He holds a Juris Doctors degree in law from Valparaiso University School of Law. DeShawn’s writing and research has been published in such academic journals as Behavioral Pharmacology and Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior among others. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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