MIAMI (CBSMiami) – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Miami International Airport made fish fry out of a smuggler who tried using fried fish to conceal cocaine.READ MORE: Coral Springs Police: 3 Separate Crime Scenes Tied To One Suspect
According to authorities, a passenger arriving from Jamaica Saturday morning was carrying fried fish their luggage.
During an X-ray examination of a passenger’s luggage, officers said they noticed anomalies in some of the cooked fish.READ MORE: Brightline Celebrates 3 Years Of Service As It Nears Orlando Extension Completion
Officers said the bellies of some of the fish were sewn together and certain fish felt thicker than the rest.
Authorities said they found 2.3 pounds of cocaine hidden inside the fish, which they seized.MORE NEWS: Ronald Acuña's 1st Game In Miami Since Knee Injury, Leads Braves Past Marlins 5-3
“CBP officers are an instrumental part of the detailed inspection process designed to detect illegal narcotics entering the United States,” said Miami International Airport Port Director Christopher Maston. “Drug smugglers are using increasingly innovative methods and this interception is an excellent example of how our highly trained officers continue to use their experience and knowledge to detect and interdict the flow of illegal narcotics.”