No. 82-1659.

709 F.2d 1300 (1983)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Luis Alfonso MENDEZ-JIMENEZ, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Decided July 6, 1983.

As Amended September 15, 1983.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Brian A. Sun, Asst. U.S. Atty., Los Angeles, Cal., for defendant-appellant.

Yolando Barrera Gomez, Deputy Federal Public Defender, Los Angeles, Cal., for plaintiff-appellee.

Before WRIGHT and SCHROEDER, Circuit Judges, and REED, District Judge.

EDWARD C. REED, Jr., District Judge:

Defendant, Luis Alfonso Mendez-Jimenez, a Colombian national, arrived at Los Angeles International Airport aboard Avianca Flight 80 from Bogota, Colombia, on July 10, 1982. He presented himself to a customs inspector and then was referred to Inspector Talamantes at a secondary inspection station. Inspector Talamantes was particularly experienced and skilled in detecting body cavity and other internal smuggling. He had apprehended...

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