Obviously the main story here is that this fella had 44 diamonds stuffed into his jewelry can, but it maybe shouldn’t be overlooked that he was riding a motorcycle at the time. That cannot have been comfortable.
Twenty-three-year-old Eusebio Padilla was arrested on charges including receiving stolen property and tampering with evidence after what began as a routine traffic stop on April 7. Police pulled him over for allegedly riding a motorcycle without a license plate.
Police said they spotted a knife on Padilla and patted him down. He was caught attempting to remove “a baggy” from his rear at some point during the traffic stop, according to a criminal complaint filed in Albuquerque’s Metropolitan Court.
Police said they found 44 diamonds inside the bag recovered from Padilla’s rectum. The man allegedly told officers that he obtained the jewels from his uncle who “usually has stolen items,” KOB 4 reported.
Yup, he received that stolen property, all right.
Police say that Padilla’s plan was to eventually trade the diamonds for drugs. Assuming they’re not fakes, how did he plan to get a stash that size home on a motorcycle?