Metal I Beam

  Metal I Beam
9" W x 5" H x 5.5" D
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Drug traffickers hide illicit substances in unsuspecting places to avoid arrest and seizure. This hollow iron I beam unsuccessfully concealed cocaine from law enforcement officers stationed at the United States southern border. The smugglers assumed that stashing the drugs in a metal casing would prevent detection by x-ray machines. They were wrong. As traffickers develop more creative ways to hide and transport drugs, law enforcement adapts to better anticipate and intercept illegal shipments.