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Latest in Fashion: Heroin Pants

Drugs allegedly concealed in inner linings of pants and shorts



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    A Pennsylvania man passing through Washington-Dulles International Airport had to turn over some pants to Customs and Border Protection officers.

    Because, according to authorities, those pants contained nearly 10 pounds of heroin. (How do you even get those drycleaned?)

    Elias Casiano Jr., of Hazleton, Pa., flew into Dulles from Bolivia on Saturday. He was referred for a secondary screening, during which officials found 27 plastic-wrapped packages filled with a brown, powdery substance that field-tested positive for heroin.

    The packages -- adding up to slightly more than nine pounds -- were allegedly concealed inside the stitched inner linings of four pairs of what officials call "sporting pants" and two pairs of sports shorts, and also wrapped inside a sports team banner.

    Charges have been filed in federal court in Alexandria, Va.