EL PASO - United States Custom Agents have just arrested a New Jersey man who was wearing scuba gear and swam the Rio Grande from Juarez, Mexico to El Paso, Texas.
The scuba diver identified as Hamilton F. Bumtinbone, 27, of Hackensack, New Jersey was carrying 19 pounds of Tampico Tops highly refined marijuana in a waterproof bag strapped to his hips.
Customs agents reported that they were alerted to the drug smuggler by their drug sniffing dog Fluffy.
Agent Spencer Mistywood stated that as he was walking along the river bank Fluffy suddenly started barking and doing somersaults which is her way of saying that she has just smelled some marijuana.
Agent Mistywood pointed out that Fluffy is one of the best drug dogs in the El Paso sector. He added that just since January 1, 2013, she has been responsible for capturing 97,528 pounds of marijuana.
The diver told the customs agents that he realizes that what he did was wrong and he has promised that he will never, ever do it again.
SIDENOTE: Hamilton Bumtinbone will most probably be incarcerated in The Pancho Villa Federal Prison in Mesa, Arizona.