Authorities seized 10 pounds of cocaine worth more than $164,000 on the street after nabbing a man with "rather snug" pants at a New York airport, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol announced on Friday.
Juan Carlos Galan Luperon returned to New York from the Dominican Republic on March 4. He landed in John F. Kennedy International Airport and was “busting out of his pants," according to Customs. Authorities pulled Galan Luperon aside, but not because he was profiled as a hipster.
Galan Luperon "exhibited numerous signs of nervousness and his pants appeared to be rather snug," according to Customs.
During a search, authorities found packages taped to the U.S. citizen's legs filled with a white powder that was later determined to be cocaine - about 10 pounds of it.
Taping is a common concealment method employed by smugglers.
Customs arrested Galan Luperon and turned him over to Homeland Security Investigations. The suspect faces federal narcotics smuggling charges and will be prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the U.S. Eastern District Court of New York.