DOCUMENT: Evidence, Funny, Crime

Flatfoot Drug Smugglers Nabbed

Custom shoes worn by mules did not fool border agents

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Flatfoot Drug Smugglers Nabbed

MARCH 25--Memo to Christian Louboutin: Mexican drug smugglers may have come up with the latest trend in shoe design.

After U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents on patrol in New Mexico recently noticed 'discrepancies on the sandy desert landscape,' they discovered seven men--in possession of 215 pounds of marijuana valued at $172,000--attempting to illegally sneak into the country.

The septet, who posed for a fashion forward evidence photo, unsuccessfully tried to cover their tracks by gluing pieces of foam to their shoes (so they could presumably shuffle undetected across the border). (2 pages)