published Monday, March 7th, 2011

NY border agents say “baby bump” was really drugs

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A 25-year-old Georgia woman faces federal drug-smuggling charges after border agents say she concealed 34,000 Ecstasy pills inside her body suit, making it appear she was very pregnant.

Thomas Rusert, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman, tells the Buffalo News that agents at the Peace Bridge from Canada into Buffalo became suspicious when they questioned Leann Corley of Stone Mountain, Ga., late Thursday night.

After searching her, officers discovered that what they thought was a “baby bump” was really 21 pounds of illegal pills packed in plastic bags under Corley’s clothing.

Authorities called it one of the more unusual smuggling attempts at the bridge in recent years.

Border officials didn’t know if Corley has a lawyer yet.

about Associated Press...

The Associated Press

Comments do not represent the opinions of the Chattanooga Times Free Press, nor does it review every comment. Profanities, slurs and libelous remarks are prohibited. For more information you can view our Terms & Conditions and/or Ethics policy.
please login to post a comment

videos »         

photos »         

e-edition »

advertisement
advertisement

Find a Business

400 East 11th St., Chattanooga, TN 37403
General Information (423) 756-6900
Copyright, Permissions, Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy, Ethics policy - Copyright ©2014, Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc. All rights reserved.
This document may not be reprinted without the express written permission of Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc.