Drug kingpin's son caught with marijuana stuffed in his underwear
by Dave Hendricks

Posted: 01.06.2015 at 2:58 PM

When federal agents arrested the son of a Gulf Cartel kingpin last week, they found 14.2 grams of marijuana stuffed down his pants.

Agents with the Homeland Security Investigations division of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement worked the case and nabbed Osiel Cardenas Jr. at the B&M International Bridge on N
ew Year’s Eve, according to a federal criminal complaint.
They weren’t interested in the marijuana, though.

Cardenas attempted to cross the border driving a black 2015 Cadillac Escalade, according to the criminal complaint. Customs referred the Escalade to secondary inspection.

A search revealed ammunition hidden throughout the luxury SUV.

Ammunition was stashed in the glove box, center console and behind the stereo buttons, according to the criminal complaint. Agents also discovered rifle magazines and tactical weapons gear during the search.

“Cardenas admitted that the ammunition seized from his vehicle belonged to him and that he had concealed it there in order to avoid inspection because he knew that it was illegal to export ammunition and rifle magazines from the United States into the country of Mexico,” according to the criminal complaint.

Cardenas is represented by attorneys Crispin “C.J.” Quintanilla III and Roberto J. Yzaguirre, who also represented his father.