A New Jersey man was arrested at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshal Airport this month after authorities said he tried to smuggle more than 30 pounds of cocaine hidden inside a motorized wheelchair.
Gabriel Ruiz, 34, of Union City, N.J., faces charges of narcotics importation and drug possession.
Ruiz flew into BWI from Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic on June 20. Officials with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection recommended he have a secondary examination. During that examination, officers X-ray his Jazzy 614 electric wheelchair and found usual readings from the seat and back cushion. Officials said they found 13 plastic-wrapped bricks of cocaine inside. Tests confirmed the white powder was cocaine, CBP said.
Officials said the cocaine hidden inside the chair could have been sold for nearly $1 million.... Read More: FOX45