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Easter Surprise: Man Smuggled Cocaine in Easter Eggs

  • WASHINGTON - APRIL 09:  Broken and discarded eggs are left over after the Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House April 9, 2007 in Washington, DC.  The annual event was started by President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1878.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    WASHINGTON - APRIL 09: Broken and discarded eggs are left over after the Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House April 9, 2007 in Washington, DC. The annual event was started by President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1878. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)  (2007 Getty Images)

  • WASHINGTON - APRIL 09:  Broken and discarded eggs are left over after the Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House April 9, 2007 in Washington, DC.  The annual event was started by President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1878.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    WASHINGTON - APRIL 09: Broken and discarded eggs are left over after the Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House April 9, 2007 in Washington, DC. The annual event was started by President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1878. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)  (2007 Getty Images)

Crack open these Easter eggs and you'd get more than a chocolate sugar-rush.

A Miami man who smuggled cocaine hidden inside Easter eggs has been sentenced in Los Angeles to three years in prison.

A federal judge said Thursday she was giving 23-year-old Esteban Galtes a break before handing down the sentence. U.S. District Judge Valerie Baker Fairbank said she took into consideration his "somewhat limited" role as a drug mule transporting drugs from Colombia into the United States, and noted that he had no prior criminal record.

Galtes apologized to his family for all the shame he caused.

He was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport in December after officers searched his luggage and found 10 pounds of cocaine, much of it camouflaged as egg-shaped candies that he claimed were for his children.

Based on reporting by the Associated Press.

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