Howard CohenSat, February 20, 2021, 10:14 AM
A drug bust at Miami International Airport had a decidedly Florida flavor.
One clue: the brown and beige sandals were rather heavy for such a simple looking pair.
According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers, a man traveling from Jamaica tried to smuggle more than a pound of cocaine inside a pair of sandals.
On Friday, officers said they found a white powdery substance and a tiny drug balloon, or pellet, concealed in the casual footwear during a baggage inspection. The items weighed about 1.3 pounds and field tested positive for cocaine.
They also discovered that he swallowed more than two dozen pellets filled with cocaine.