Men Try to Smuggle Heroin Inside Shoes

POSTED: Thursday, February 12, 2009 - 9:27am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:32pm

Half a million dollars in brown herion is off the streets as Customs and Border Protection officers found the drugs hidden in a pair of shoes.

The two men wearing the shoes each had about one and a half pounds of heroin in each shoe. The bust happened Tuesday morning as officers stopped the men as they tried to crossing the border on foot.It started as a routine examination and when officers did a pat down on the men, they discovered the hidden drugs inside their shoes.

Both men are Mexican citizens from the state of Nuevo Leon and are now facing federal drug charges.

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