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EL PASO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the El Paso port of entry seized 3.1 pounds of crystal methamphetamine strapped to the waist and calves of a man Tuesday, according to a news release.

Photos from CBP show the man, pants around his ankles and in “Simpson’s” boxers, with two packages duct taped to his calves.

William Horacio Pavia, 20, of Ciudad Juarez, was arrested and detained without bond at the El Paso County jail.


The seizure was made just after 4 p.m. when a man entered the pedestrian inspection area at the Paso Del Norte international crossing. A CBP officer at the primary inspection station initiated an exam and felt bundles around the man’s waist.

He was detained, and CBP officers continued their exam in a secure area.

CBP officers found four methamphetamine-filled packages strapped to his waist and two on his legs. The drugs weighed 3.1 pounds.

Pavia was then arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement HSI agents in connection with the failed smuggling attempt.



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