There's a story of it happening here: 'Blind mules' unknowingly ferry drugs across the U.S.-Mexico border
The victim was arrested and convicted; and then the case was dismissed when a judge noticed the same thing happening elsewhere:
Senior U.S. District Judge David Briones, a 17-year judicial veteran,
had noticed the pattern in the cases.
"I got information about [District Judge Philip R.] Martinez's trial
this week with almost the exact same facts: Two bags in the trunk,
each with about 50 pounds tied together, and the individual was again
inspected at the [commuter] lane," Briones told Andres' attorneys and
the prosecutors at the status hearing that afternoon in May.
"I, quite frankly, think that an injustice has been done," he said.
The judge dismissed the case against Andres, and he was released that
In this case, though, the drugs were planted in the victim's car (not in their luggage).