Hungry Texan sentenced for smuggling meth
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (KWTX) - A Texas man has been ordered to federal prison for attempting to smuggle meth into the country while eating a cheeseburger.
Yen-Tsun Huang, 30, pleaded guilty Nov. 3, 2020 and was ordered Tuesday to serve a total of 90 months in federal prison to be immediately followed by three years of supervised release.
In handing down the sentence, the court noted Huang, a citizen of Taiwan, will lose his legal permanent resident status and be issued an immigration detainer upon completion of his incarceration.
On July 4, 2020, Huang was a passenger in a vehicle that attempted to pass through a Border Patrol checkpoint. Law enforcement noticed Huang displayed suspicious behavior by eating a cheeseburger immediately upon arrival.
A K-9 also alerted authorities to the presence of narcotics within the vehicle.
Authorities referred him to secondary inspection where they discovered brick-shaped objects strapped to each of Huang’s thighs.
Each contained a total of 738.56 grams of meth.
Huang will remain in custody pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.
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