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Canned foods filled with meth lands man behind bars

A man is behind bars after he allegedly attempted to smuggle methamphetamine in canned foods hidden in the vehicle TMs wall.

According to documents, Silverio Loera-Velasco attempted to smuggle more than seven pounds of meth April 19, 2014.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said the 24-year-old tried to cross the Gateway International Bridge in Brownsville with six canned food filled with bundles of meth.

Authorities said the canned foods were hidden in the wall of the vehicle, behind the driver TMs side.

CBP officers conducted a secondary inspection where a K9 alerted them about drugs in Loera-Velasco TMs vehicle.

The 24-year-old reportedly told authorities he was going to be paid $1,000 for smuggling the drugs.

Magistrate Judge Ronald Morgan is expected to arraign the Mexican national the morning of May 15.

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