Cocaine found in shampoo bottles at Va. airport

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Cocaine concealed inside shampoo bottles (PHOTO: U.S. Department of Homeland Security)

STERLING, Va. (WTVR) –  U.S. Customs officers arrested a Guatemalan man accused of bringing $60,000 worth of cocaine into Washington Dulles International Airport last month. Officers said the man was carrying shampoo bottles with two pounds of drugs hidden inside.

Eric Eduardo Estacuy Juarez, 39, was turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) agents following his June 28 arrest.

“Customs and Border protections wants this latest interception to be a clear message to nefarious narcotics organizations that smuggling their deadly poison through courier shipments has once again proven unsuccessful,” said Christopher Hess, CBP Port Director for the Port of Washington, D.C. “If the bad guys try using courier shipments again, we plan to be waiting to intercept those parcels.”

Agents said the search of Estacuy Juarez upon landing in Virginia was in accordance to the policy for arriving couriers. During the search, agents discovered three bottles of shampoo that appeared to have a double wall. After cutting into one of the bottles, agents said they found what appeared to be cocaine.