An American passenger has been arrested after he tried to board a flight to Ireland with more than €400,000 of marijuana stuffed in his suitcases.
Bryan Nelson Gonzalez Rodriguez, 34, of Monterey Park, California was arrested at Philadelphia International Airport on Friday as he tried to board a flight to Dublin with 32.74kg of weed in his luggage.
He now faces state felony charges of narcotics possession with intent to distribute.
A spokesperson for US Customs and Border Protection said he was arrested by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents after customs officers found the drugs when they searched his suitcases.
“CBP officers conducted outbound inspections on the flight destined to Dublin Airport when an x-ray exam revealed anomalies in two suitcases. A CBP narcotics detector dog then alerted to the two suitcases.”