Two men are behind bars after both of them allegedly tried to smuggle cocaine in an intimate area.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested Jaime Guerra-Robles and Bogar Longoria-Fuentes back in March.
The two walked up from Mexico together in the pedestrian lanes of Brownsville TMs B&M International Bridge.
Court records show that customs officers allegedly found the cocaine during pat downs.
Guerra-Robles allegedly had 0.837 pounds of cocaine hidden in his crotch area.
Longoria-Fuentes tried to flee but customs officers caught him and found 0.881 pounds in his crotch area.
They allegedly admitted to authorities that they had been paid to smuggle the drugs.
The two men were originally charged on state charges but the case was upgraded to federal charges on Thursday.
Prosecutors are charging them with possession with intent to distribute cocaine.
Both Guerra-Robles and Longoria-Fuentes appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Felix Recio in Brownsville on Friday morning.
Judge Recio denied bond until their detention hearing set for Wednesday May 8, 2013 at 1:30 p.m.