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Paraplegic man caught at border with meth taped to his legs

By Mason White 11:25 AM October 31, 2014
Arturo Chavez Solis 

By: Mahesh Sarin
A paraplegic man who crossed into Texas from Mexico, was caught with meth, which he taped to his legs, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency said.

41-year-old Arturo Chavez Solis of Aldama, Chihuahua, was the only passenger in a car crossing into the U.S. from Mexico, when he was caught with the illegal drugs.

A Customs and Border Protection officer noticed suspicious bulges on the thighs of the passenger and patted him down. The officer also places Solis on his wheelchair, and took him to a safe area.

Officers found two packages of meth, which were glued to his thighs. Solis was arrested and turned over to agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Solis told ICE agents that he thought he was smuggling marijuana, and he was paid $200 for his efforts. If convicted, Solis faces 10 years in prison.