WASHINGTON D.C – A 77-year-old man from Maine is behind bars overseas after falling for an elaborate “romance scam”.
The relatively new scheme tricks innocent people into traveling abroad, Usually with the belief they are meeting up with someone they’ve created an online relationship with.
International dealers have the Americans pick up packages with drugs hidden inside. The department of homeland security says 145 Americans have been targeted with about 30 in jails overseas.
One of those imprisoned Is 77 year old J. Byron Martin a retired pastor from Maine.
Collins says she is working with other members of the senate to try to bring Martin home.