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Man who tried to smuggle cocaine in surfboard gets 5 years in prison
Man who tried to smuggle cocaine in surfboard gets 5 years in prison

A 31-year-old man arrested at Los Angeles International Airport with a hollowed-out surfboard containing nearly seven pounds of cocaine was sentenced Monday to five years in federal prison. Jesse Edgardo Herrera, of Pomona, pleaded guilty in May to one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Special agents from that agency's Homeland Security Investigations division arrested Herrera in February, as he attempted to fly from LAX to Sydney. Officials estimated the drugs -- divided into four plastic bags inside the freshly painted surfboard -- would have fetched $750,000 in Australia.  According to an...

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