3 June 2022: Charlotte, North Carolina

A man, 22-year-old Alexander A. Lopez-Morel, a lawful permanent resident of the United States arrived in Charlotte on a flight from the Dominican Republic but was shortly thereafter when he was stopped in the airport with more than 23 pounds of cocaine. The drugs were hidden in the seat cushions of a motorized wheelchair. The man had arrived at Charlotte Douglas Intl. Airport from the Dominican Republic. His answers didn’t match up. His physical purported handicap did not match up. That was a telltale sign that there was something suspicious,” said Mike Prado, Homeland Security Investigations deputy on WSOC-TV, a local television interview.