LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- An estimated $52,000 worth of opium was confiscated by customs officials late last week at Los Angeles International Airport.

The Department of Homeland Security found eight pounds of opium hidden inside the linings of two suitcases that belonged to a 28-year-old man arriving from Amsterdam.

The drugs were being stored inside five packages wrapped in carbon paper and cellophane.

The man was arrested and taken into custody.

This is the second drug seizure at LAX in a little over a week.

On Jan. 13, federal authorities say an Iranian national was arrested at the international airport after officers found nearly 5 pounds of opium hidden in a false bottom of a handbag.