Juan Carlos Galan Luperon, a 28-year-old Manhattan man arriving at JFK Airport from the Dominican Republic, was found with 10 pounds of cocaine t.aped around his thighs and calves, Customs and Border Protection said, Friday.
The alleged smuggler was “bursting out of his pants” and showed signs of nervousness when he tried to enter the country last Saturday, the agency said.Investigators noticed something wasn’t quite right when Juan Carlos Galan Luperon arrived from the Dominican Republic earlier this week.“Our officers noticed that his pants appeared to be rather snug and he was exhibiting numerous signs of nervousness,” Anthony Bucci, a public affairs specialist at U.S. Customs and Border Protection, told CBS New York station WINS-AM.
Juan Carlos Galan Luperon was arrested with 10 pounds of cocaine strapped highs and calves
Agents searched Luperon in a private room and found 10 pounds of cocaine strapped to his legs, investigators said.
His cocaine, after it was removed from his legs, was weighed and judged to be worth more than $164,000.
Luperon is expected to face drug smuggling charges in Brooklyn federal court.