Friday, April 26, 2013 at 3:38 p.m.
Customs and Border Patrol arrested a man who just tossed his cocaine into a duffel bag in the backseat of his car in an attempt to smuggle it across the border.
Luis Gonzales Murillo, 33, is a Mexican national from the state of Sonora, and allegedly tried to drive the drugs across the border in his Volkswagen near the Nogales port of entry. Officers found the 13 pounds of cocaine stashed in two overnight bags.
Authorities put the value of the five bricks of cocaine at $118,000.
Gonzales gets high marks for effort and enthusiasm, but we're scoring him low on planning and creativity. Every day smugglers tear apart cars to hide contraband in the panels, engine compartments and tires. They launch it over the border with catapults, drop it from planes, burrow it through tunnels. Come on, Gonzales. A duffel bag?
But maybe that's what he was going for. Oh no, sir, that's just my gym clothes. Crazy like a fox.
Authorities say he was turned over to ICE's Homeland Security Investigations.