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Pro Tip: TSA Will Find Your Underwear Meth

TravelPulse logo TravelPulse 6/16/2017 Donald Wood
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The United States Customs and Border Protection agency reported Wednesday that its officers confiscated more than eight pounds of crystal methamphetamine from the underwear and baggage of three passengers at Los Angeles International Airport.

According to Fox Los Angeles, a French citizen was caught with nearly four pounds of crystal meth in his underwear as he attempted to pass through a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint.

He intended to leave the U.S. and take the drugs to his home in French Polynesia.

After the man was searched and caught with the meth, the other members of his group were taken to the Customs and Border Protection inspection area at the Tom Bradley International Terminal. During further searches, two additional members of the group were found with more than four pounds of the drug concealed in their carry-on luggage.

“This outbound interception demonstrates CBP keen expertise, vigilance and commitment in keeping illicit narcotics off the streets,” Customs and Border Protection Los Angeles director Carlos C. Martel said in a statement. “Crystal methamphetamine, which is highly addictive and causes irreversible damage to the body, continues to be a popular choice for smugglers.”

The three passengers were arrested for carrying an estimated total of $50,000 worth of meth through the airport and were turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers.

Customs and Border Protection officers are responsible for inspecting all arriving and departing international passengers. In addition, the federal agency is in charge of conducting searches for narcotics, weapons, currency, agriculture and other prohibited or illicit products.

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