SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A man was arrested by Customs agents at San Francisco International Airport after swallowing 100 pellets filled with cocaine.

Emanuel Amakura allegedly ingested 100 two-inch long pellets filled with cocaine, totaling two and a half pounds of the drug, according to customs agents.

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Amakura was attempting to board a flight bound for Japan when he was approached by Customs agents.

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“I would assume the officers determined something was not right the way he was talking or walking,” said Customs and Border agent Frank Falcon.

Amakura was taken to a nearby hospital where he later passed the pellets, which tested positive for cocaine.

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