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Authorities Discover $110K Worth of Cocaine Hidden in Liquor Bottle at JFK

April 12, 2018
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Authorities Discover $110K Worth of Cocaine Hidden in Liquor Bottle at JFK
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US Customs officials at JFK Airport arrested a woman on Sunday after they found six pounds of cocaine in her possession. After landing in New York from Kingston, Jamaica, Stefisha Miller — a Jamaican citizen — was stopped by authorities after they discovered two bottles of Bailey's Irish Cream in her duty-free box — one of the bottles reportedly contained a bag of white powder.

After testing the white substance, the results came back positive for cocaine. The seized cocaine weighed six pounds and had a street value of $110,000, authorities reported.

“The smuggling of illicit drugs poses a significant threat to our nation, and CBP does its part in keeping these drugs off our streets," Francis J. Russo, Acting Director of CBP’s New York Field Operations, said in a statement. "As America’s unified border security agency, our employees are determined to protect the public from these substances.”

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In March, a Jamaican crew-member for Fly Jamaica was arrested after authorities discovered nine pounds of cocaine strapped to his legs. The street value of that seizure was estimated to be $160,000.

Miller was arrested at the airport and faces Federal narcotics smuggling charges.

H/T: CBS New York

Image courtesy of Customs and Border Protection.