ST JOHN’S, Antigua, Friday September 21, 2012 – An aspiring high-flier was rudely brought back to earth when the improbable size of the bulge in his groin pricked the attention of officials at Antigua’s VC Bird International Airport.
Guyanese-born US naturalised citizen Eustace Bamfield was about to head home to the States last weekend when he was apprehended and questioned by airport security officers.
When Bamfield reportedly had the testicular fortitude to boast that his bulge was “all manhood”, security personnel didn’t buy it and turned him over to the airport cops.
According to sources, he was escorted to a private room and searched, during the course of which his cover was blown and his privates made public, revealing that he was indeed fully-loaded – with over a pound of cocaine strapped under his genitals.
The contraband was said to have an estimated street value of $20,000.
Bamfield, 54, was subsequently taken to St John’s Police Station where Coolidge police continued the probe.
He now faces charges of drug trafficking, attempting to export and possession of the Class A contraband.
Bamfield was the second man in a matter of months to have been busted at the VC Bird International Airport for a similar offence.
A 48-year-old Italian was apprehended at the airport four months ago with 97 grams of cocaine stashed in his crotch.
Marcello Puggioni was subsequently charged with of possession of cocaine, possession with intent to transfer, attempting to export and drug trafficking.
In Puggioni’s case, size definitely mattered. The contents of the Italian’s crotch were only worth about $3,400.