Cocaine-stuffed Easter eggs were intercepted by customs at the Los Angeles International Airport in Dec. 2010. US Immigration and Customs Enforcement/AP/File
A police officer shows shoes to the media belonging to three Nicaraguans who were found smuggling 3 kilos of heroin in the insoles of their shoes in Tegucigalpa, Honduras on Jan. 5. Stringer/Reuters
This photo shows how an unidentified Norwegian man attempted to smuggle two dozen snakes and geckos into Norway under his clothes in 2009. Kristiansand Regional Customs Service/AP/File
A police officer holds a doll that was used to conceal cocaine by smugglers in Managua, Nicaragua, on Dec. 24, 2010. Policia Nacional/Reuters/File
A sailor walks past homemade semi-submersible vessels, seized on land by Colombian authorities from drug traffickers, at the Bahia Malaga Navy base in Colombia in 2009. Christian Escobar Mora/AP/File
A catapult found near the US border is parked in Aguaprieta, Mexico on Jan. 27. In a brazen attempt reminiscent of a medieval siege, Mexican smugglers have tried to use hefty catapults to hurl drugs north over the US border, authorities said. Stringer/Reuters
Cocaine, wrapped in carbon paper and found hidden in a batch of hollowed-out planks in a container in Hong Kong, is seen in this undated government handout released on Jan. 19. Government Information Services/Reuters
A Palestinian smuggler climbs from a tunnel as a hose is used to bring fuel from Egypt to Gaza, next to the border in the Rafah refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip, in 2008. Khalil Hamra/AP/File
Two Fort Worth, Texas police officers look over the trailer of a truck that was seized in 2004 after 79 illegal immigrants were found in the trailer during a traffic stop. Richard Michael Pruitt/The Dallas Morning News/AP/File
Beltran-Leyva gang: Arnoldo Villa Sanchez was arrested Tuesday, in an upscale Mexico City neighborhood. Villa Sanchez was identified as the second highest-ranking figure in the once-powerful Beltran-Leyva drug cartel.
ByStaff, Associated Press
REUTERS/Secretaria de Gobernacion/Handout via Reuters
Mexican police said Wednesday they have captured a man identified as the second highest-ranking figure in the once-powerful Beltran Leyva drug cartel.