In what we're guessing was just a simple misunderstanding, federal prosecutors in Houston have charged a Dominican citizen with importing drugs after he was allegedly caught flying into Bush Intercontinental Airport with 53 pellets of cocaine in his belly.
Mikkail Antonio Nolasco Jimenez, 27, was arrested at the airport Saturday after he boarded a flight from Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, headed for New York.
According to a press release from U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson's office, Homeland Security Investigations agents "became suspicious when Jimenez provided inconsistent statements. The investigation resulted in the discovery of anomalies in his body resembling pellets believed to contain a controlled substance. Jimenez was transported and admitted to an area hospital."
There, according to the release, "Jimenez allegedly expelled [Editor's note: EEEWWWWW!] a total of 53 pellets, which contained a substance that field-tested positive for cocaine..."
Jimenez is in custody pending a detention hearing set for May 16. If convicted, he faces a mandatory minimum of five years, with a 40-year max on each of two counts.
Both Homeland Security Investigations and Customs and Border Protection investigated the case.