Canadian, Guatemalan held on airport drug allegations

A Canadian en route to Toronto was carrying 3.57 kilos of suspected cocaine in a suitcase with a false bottom. The 48-year-old man was identified by the last name of McGlory, according to the Policía Aeroportuaria.

Friday a Guatemalan man was detained after police said he was transporting 1.1 kilos of heroin in his stomach, said police. He was identified by the last names of López Arriaga. He is 25 years old and headed home, police said.

Although organized groups regularly move drugs through the airport and over land routes, amateurs frequently are tempted to smuggle mostly cocaine because it is readily available here. Sometimes the people who sell the would-be smuggler the cocaine turn him or her in to win points with police.

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