LATIN AMERICA: A Tragic Trail's End for the Yankee Mules

"In Peru I bought 2 kilos [4.4 Ibs.] of coke [cocaine] for $10,000. Four hours later I was on a flight to Mexico City. After landing, I breezed through passport control. The customs officer cleared my first bag without giving me any trouble, and I thought I was free—on my way home to the U.S. Then he drew out a measuring stick and found that the inside of my second suitcase didn't correspond with the outside. I was invited to a little room where they ripped out the bottom of the suitcases and discovered my haul."...

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