BP says drug mule tried to conceal footprints
Agents seize 187 pounds of pot in burlap backpacks
Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a Mexican man Thursday who was carrying bundles of marijuana in a burlap backpack and wearing booties made of carpet over his shoes to conceal his footprints, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Friday.
Agents patrolling south of Three Points saw the man crossing S.R. 286, apprehended him and found the drugs, the Border Patrol said in a press release.
Agents searched the area and discovered three more backpacks full of marijuana. The drugs had a combined weight of 187 pounds, the Border Patrol said.
The Border Patrol said smugglers often wear shoes covered by carpet to conceal footprints.