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July 7 - Not your typical drug smuggler: Senior Citizens used as drug mules.

When we think of international drug smugglers, we likely imagine young, cash-starved men traveling across borders by car or on foot.  But sometimes, the reality is quite different.  As part of KSFR’s ongoing series of features on older Americans, reporter Mary Lou Cooper tackles the issue of senior citizens as unwitting drug mules. 

Today we begin with Part 1 of our report.  Mary Lou focuses on Operation Cocoon, a federal investigation into the recruitment of unsuspecting seniors to carry illegal drugs overseas.  Tomorrow, in Part 2 of this report, we’ll hear from the victims of such scams.